#1
So I have a 2002 Ford Focus (First mistake, right?)

It was my grandmas car. She says "You fix it, you can have it."

The thing hadn't been started in over a year. So we tried to start it, battery's totally dead. No problem, go and buy a new one. New battery's in. Car starts, holy shit! Dad says "Gotta push out all that nasty old gas." So he's floorin' it in neutral, and all this nasty gunk and shit is comin out the exhaust. Well after about five minutes, it dies. And now it won't start again. Since that, we've:

-Replaces all Four Spark plugs (4 cylinder engine)
-Given in 2 different gas tank treatments
-given it a fuel injector treatment.


And it's been 2 days to "Let the shit settle" and it won't start.

Can someone please ****ing help me?
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Why didn't you just siphon the gas out of the tank?

In any case, do that now, put in new gas and try again. The gas that was in there probably lost much of it's potency.

EDIT2: You will also want to replace all the fluids in the car as well.
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#4
possibly a bad alternator. put the battery you just got into another car and see if it starts. if it does, then its something else. if it doesnt start, put it back in the focus and jump it with the other car, let it run for 15 mins. take off the jumper cables and see if it stays on. If it dies, its probably the alternator.

Edit: siphon the tank too. if its been sitting a long time and all the sh*ts just got settled in the tank, good luck shooting it out by reving. that could cause more problems than its worth time fixing. ie taking the whole gas tank off and cleaning everything from the injectors to the exhaust.

and also, do the alternator test last. after rereading a few times its probably something else. change the oil and get a new oil filter.
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#6
New fuel filter.
Tell your dad to fuck up his own car.
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Why didn't you just siphon the gas out of the tank?

In any case, do that now, put in new gas and try again. The gas that was in there probably lost much of it's potency.

EDIT2: You will also want to replace all the fluids in the car as well.

How exactly do you siphon out the old gas?

Just the suck with a tube thing? (Please no.)
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How exactly do you siphon out the old gas?

Just the suck with a tube thing? (Please no.)

You get a pump. We have one at our shop.

Or, you could just take off the filler neck, and take the tank out of the car and dump it out.
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New fuel filter.
Tell your dad to fuck up his own car.

^This. I dont care if hes my dad or not, nobody but a mechanic and myself deal with my car. That way theres no one to blame but myself and someone I can get to work for free over it.

But yeah, your dads a dipshit. "Lets pull all the stuff that has accumulated at the bottom of the gas tank into the engine."

You probably need a new fuel filter like Jackal58 said. You might also need a fuel pump if the filter got too bad.
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How exactly do you siphon out the old gas?

Just the suck with a tube thing? (Please no.)
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Noob question.

Where is the Fuel Filter in the car/how do you remove/replace it?
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buy a haynes manual,

sounds like you need to syphon the fuel.

replace filters, oil and all fluids,

then try and start it,

if not give the alternater alook,

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Noob question.

Where is the Fuel Filter in the car/how do you remove/replace it?

Always located in the fuel lines. If you go under your car, you should see a metal line coming from the gas tank. The filter is the round cylinder thing along the way. You should need 2 wrenches to get it off. One to hold the line and another to undo the filter.
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Yeah the fuel filter will normally either be right next to the gas tank if it has an in tank pump, or in the engine bay if the pump is on the engine. Yours has an in tank one, so look around under the car near the gas tank. Should be a little white cylindrical thing.
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buy a haynes manual,

sounds like you need to syphon the fuel.

replace filters, oil and all fluids,

then try and start it,

if not give the alternater alook,

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Im just trying to figure out how getting rid of the bad fuel by running it through the engine was thought to be a good idea.

Just take it to a shop.