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1985 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme Brougham 2D Coupe

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July 10, 2013, 11:54 am

Avery W
 

Question: tips for starting up a car that has been sitting for a few years

I'm trying to fix up my dad's old car for myself but I can't do anything with it until I can get it to move, all the fluids are good, new oil and a fully char\ged battery but it still won't even try to roll over. I had it going only last summer but now it won't start and makes a somewhat loud "clicking" noise similer to when you wind up a wind up toy too far except louder. I'm pretty sure it's the starter but I can't do anything about it until it's moved.


July 16, 2013, 8:15 pm

Tyler O
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Change all the fluids (INCLUDING THE FUEL!). Remove the plugs and pour some penitrating oil into each cylinder for a few days.

Change fuel filter.

Then try to turn the engine over by hand, It should turn mostly free.

Put some new spark plugs in and then try to start it.


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