Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Camaro iroc z sat for 17 years... Won't start

asked by on

Been sitting for 17 years. It worked perfectly before it was parked, now it will turn over but won't start. No broken wires.
My car has a manual transmission.

A: The fuel in the tank is bad from sitting so...

The fuel in the tank is bad from sitting so long. The entire fuel system may need to be flushed and the carburetor rebuilt. This means that the fuel tank should be removed and cleaned. The fuel pump should also be replaced, along with the filter. Once this is done then all you have to do is check for spark and also replace cap and rotor as it may fix this. If you’d like some help with these checks and replacements, consider YourMechanic, as one of our mobile technicians can come to your home to diagnose the starting issue firsthand. From there you’ll know exactly which parts need repairs to get your Camaro going again. Best of luck.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Is it bad to accelerate the vehicle fast, because after I did that I hear some sort of clunking in the engine.

High performance engines are built to accelerate quickly and achieve top speeds exceeding the typical speed limit. Your nearly 20 year old Chevrolet engine is not. As a motor ages, the internal engine components begin to wear; and are subject...

Q: Starting issue

Hello, thank you for writing in. With the new starter in place, make sure all of the connections are secure. The vehicle may also be having a battery problem. This may be due to a failing battery, or a poor...

Q: Stalling a lot, is this a common enough thing?

The throttle body on your vehicle is prone to having a buildup of carbon on the throttle plates. This build up can cause the idle speeds to be lower or dip lower than specifications, causing stalling or near stalls. Ford...

Related articles

How to Avoid Back Pain in a Car
If you have back problems, sitting in a car for an extended period of time can be excruciating. Even without back problems, you could experience discomfort and soreness from...
P2428 OBD-II Trouble Code: Exhaust Gas Temperature Too High Bank 1
P2428 code definition A P2428 trouble code signifies that the PCM has detected a problem in the exhaust gas temperature sensor circuit in bank 1, which subsequently contains the number one...
How Much Does a Mechanic Make in Vermont?
Automotive technician jobs in Vermont have an average mechanic salary of $37k, with some mechanics earning a salary of $53k.