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Will not start after drained battery - 1980 450 SEL

Started by UOnlyLiveOnce, 10 September 2022, 10:10 AM


I accidentally drained the battery - yes, dumb, I know.  The vehicle started after a jump, but after about 4 minutes idling, sputtered and died.  I then trickle charged the battery over night and it's reading a full charge.  The starter cranks, but will not turnover.  I smell fuel when attempting to start as well.  I'm out of ideas and do not want to pay for a tow. Any ideas of something else to check?


Do you still have spark at the spark plugs?

by "turnover" I think you mean start firing?
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Yes I mean not firing. I have someone coming Monday to test the spark plugs.