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If the battery is completely dead, especially after sitting for two years, it most likely won't take a charge. Without the battery getting charged, you most likely don't have enough juice coming through the jumper cables to give it the power it needs to turn the Aztec over. Double check the voltage at the battery without the jumper cables on it. If it is ...


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It's the battery Starting an engine takes a much larger energy impulse than jumper cables can deliver directly through their typically-thin wires and the small surface area of their alligator clamps. (Unless you use very heavy jumper cables). So the way jump starting works, is you slowly add enough energy to the weak battery until it's charged up enough ...


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Others have already told you the battery is a goner, I'll go into why: When a battery discharges lead sulfate builds up on the plates. It is deposited in very tiny crystals that will covert back to lead and lead oxide when the battery is charged again. However, if the crystals are allowed to sit they slowly merge, forming big crystals. These won't revert ...


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It's the fuel (as well as the battery). After 2 years, the fuel in the tank has almost certainly gone bad. It's most probably also gummed up your fuel injectors. Try spraying some starter fluid down the air intake to see if you can get it to run a little while. If it does, but immediately dies once the starter fluid evaporates, you need new gasoline.


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I keep thinking why was the starter motor "changed a few times"; That is not normal,as you know; oil leaks do not affect the starter motor much,it is very enclosed,the oil flows around it; 1- First answer:Yes; but...a totally dead battery is a no-no; for 2 reasons: a) it will require extraordinarily good jumper cables,in the order of 100 dollars for the ...


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To me this definitely sounds like a faulty thermostat. The thermostat is supposed to gradiently open as the temperature (and pressure) of the coolant approaches a certain range. It is entirely possible that there is buildup or other faults causing it to stick, until the pressure builds enough to force (pop) it open, then causing it to cool back down to ...


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Best option is to remove spark plug from #1 cylinder and turn over the engine while your finger is in the spark plug hole, when you feel the compression pushing your finger out that is the compression stroke, now continue to turn the engine slowly until the mark lines up on 0 degrees on the timing cover, now set the distributor in aligning the rotor with the ...


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If the crank and cam are both aligned , it is TDC firing. While the crank rotates twice and can be either TDC firing or exhaust , the cam only rotates once and is at TDC firing every time its mark is aligned with the crank mark .


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Traction control is actually a function of the Anti-lock Braking System. Both work by measuring the speed of the wheels, and when one wheel is spinning considerably faster than another, the brakes for that wheel are applied in pulses. Usually, when those systems fail, it's because something is wrong with one or more of the wheel speed sensors. The wheel ...


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The problems were caused by an undersized or poor quality battery. The engine starting troubles developed in the fall and got progressively worse while the Chicago winter got progressively colder. I garaged the car until spring with a battery keeper. The weather eventually warmed up. I just started it last night (April 10th) seven times in a row with ...


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