Need Help Starting a 1989 LandCruiser That has Been in the Garage for about a Year

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Apr 6, 2009
I have a 1989 Land Cruiser that has been in the garage for over a year. I'm ready to get it up and running. When I try to crank it, it won't turn over. The battery is charged. The last time I was running it, it ran out of gas. I have put a few gallons in it, but still can't get it to start. I am thinking that the fuel line may be clogged, but not sure. Any ideas? I am a complete novice when it comes to this.

For your 62 to start you need two simple things: fuel and spark. If it won't even turn over then you're not getting spark. You've said the battery is charged but is it a new battery? If it's not completely new try using jumper cables to start the vehicle. That way you'll know whether or not it is a weak battery. After that here's what I would check:

-Is the vehicle in park? make sure the shifter is in park otherwise you'll get nothing. It happens to me once in awhile, I hate my sloppy shifter.
-battery cables hooked up correctly
-Check starter wire to make sure it's getting power. You should at least be hearing a click from the starter even if the battery is weak.
-check all fuses on drivers side left hand dash panel
-check to see all distributor wires are hooked up to the spark plugs and that the distributor has the wire hooked up correctly from the coil / ignotor.

If it's fuel there are other alternatives and good thread I'll post for you to read. I'm stuck at the airport for the next three hours. I'll pm you my phone number and we'll solve it over the phone. Make sure you have a good battery and a multimeter. Then call. An FSM would be good too.

Here's some links to other helpful threads:
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