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So ive had my car in storage all winter and I took it out about a month ago and brought it up to the main garage and have been fixing the little things and have been getting it ready for the summer and I occasionally start it to keep everything flowing, but I went to start it today as usual and I was letting it idle while I swept out the garage and then it started sputtering and sounding like it was gonna die so I got in it and all the gauges werent working and so I shut it off then it wouldnt start. So I put the battery charger on it and let it charge then I tried it again and it started fine and everything was working then it said abs fault, then the gauges stopped working, then it said airbag fault, and I could hardly keep it running. So i shut it off and tried it again and it wouldn't crank over just like I stated earlier. It has a quarter tank of gas and I just replaced the plugs and wires. Any suggestions, tips, or advice? Every piece of help is appreciated. Thanks in advance.
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sounds like your battery is low or isnt taking a charge. Things go haywire like that when the battery is low. Check your charging voltage to make sure the altenator is charging the battery.

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how long was it in storage for? did you refill the tank, if not it might be bad fuel as it can go bad in 30 days???

also if you start the car during winter and not drive it, you do this once a week, its bad for the car due to condesation build up in exhaust from sudden cold to sudden hot to sudden cold, you fill the exhaust with water and the next thing you know it wont start. any of these familiar...
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No I didnt start it while it was in storage, I've been starting it while its in the heated garage. Thanks for the replies guys I'll check the battery and alternator.
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how old is the fuel in the tank? did you put stabil in it before storage? and how long was it stored for? i'm thinking fuel might be an issue, but check the battery charge, but i doubt it was the battery that made the car do that.
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Its not the fuel, I dont think, and I put seafoam in before I stored it.
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After battery check, if still no help, I'd drain the fuel out and put fresh one in,I never use seafoam. I heard good and bad. Maybe you put too much of it and it's chockin on it.
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Recheck plugs and wires and for correct spacing.
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Ya i'll throw some new gas in tomarrow and the plugs are pre-gapped. Thanks for the help
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Its not the fuel, I dont think, and I put seafoam in before I stored it.
Seafoam will clean the interior its not going to eliminate moisture in the fuel or preserve it.

Throw a bottle of Heet in the fuel to absorb any moisture that may be in there. Next time you store your vehicle for 3X months at a time add stabil and heet to the fuel run the engine for a few minutes to mix it in the block. Many protect the outside of the vehicle for storage but don't think to protect the inner workings of the motor.

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