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alcapo ... 7/20/2013

1985 Buick Electra Park Avenue 6 Cyl 3.8L

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what wrong with my vehicle

I have a 1985 Buick Electra park avenue v6 3.8l that has been sitting for about six years and it starts but after a few seconds it kills or it kills when ever I press the accelerator. We put new gas, a new car battery ,and a new fuel filter. but we still don't know what it is.

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wbrockstar 7/20/2013

If its sat that long,your fuel tank,lines,and carb/injectors probably got dirt/water/moisture in them.Probably a good idea to at least change the spark plugs too.Unhook line on front/engine side of fuel filter,hook hoses to filter nipple so you can put a bucket for gas to drain into.Have someone cycle the key on for a few seconds at a time so you can see how much dirt/moisture is in the tank.Be careful cause there may be quite a bit of fuel pressure


alcapone4525 7/20/2013

Thanks for the help I surely will try that asap!

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