my 2001 caddy deville with north star engine v8 sat for 6 months, now its turning over, but wont start, has 1/2 tank of

Asked by Mar 26, 2017 at 03:05 PM about the 2001 Cadillac DeVille DTS Sedan FWD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

sprayed ether in and it seems to start, but wont stay running...

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There's probably water condensation in the gas tank. When a vehicle is being stored it should be parked with a full tank of gasoline. Put a bottle of Drygas in the gas tank and see if that gets you going. Also, turn on the ignition key but don't try to start it. You should hear the fuel pump run for a few seconds. If not, no joke, hit the bottom center of the gas tank a few times with a hammer. If that gets you going it's definitely the fuel pump. HTH. -Jim

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