My 1994 ford escort has a new battery but for 9 months has been in my garageIt has a little fuel in it but only sounds like it will start then dies Will a new alternator and more fuel help get it?
Gasoline is a very perishible substance. Over time, the aromatic
components that make gasoline so flamable break down and evaporate.
What is left will burn, but not very well, it terms of running an
engine. Try adding several gallons of new gas to the tank, and then
crank the engine for about 20 seconds, or until it starts. If the
engine dies, wait at least 30 seconds before cranking it again.
Starter motors get very hot when turning over an engine, and will
burn up if used over and over without being allowed to cool off.
You also may need to have another vehicle boost the voltage of your
battery with jumper cables. Do not change the alternator without
having it tested.