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Starting a Car after 2 years

I am trying to start a 96 Dodge Neon after two years in garage in Florida. I installed a new Battery and put fuel additive in the tank. It turns over but does not fire.

Any suggestions?

Starting fluid may help get it going. Then at least you will know if it is a fuel or electric problem.

If whatever gas was left in the gas tank has gone bad, a fuel additive won’t help. Remove the gas cap and smell down the filler neck. If it doesn’t smell like gasoline the tank will have to be removed and cleaned of the bad gas.


Is the starter turning the engine over normally?

Yes. Starter turns over fine.

IF the gas is bad (likely is after two years) I wouldn’t be surprised if the whole fuel system needs attention now.

are getting fire to the plugs