As mentioned in previous post we bought a 1993 seville off a friend.The cars battery was totally dead and wouldnt charge up so we decided to use a portable '' jump starter '' attached to dead battery . The car roared to life and all electrics in the car worked , lights, windows, seat ect.We checked for fault codes but nothing came up , we only let the car run for about 30 seconds as it was draining the hell out of the jump starter.We put the jump starter on charge overnight .
We went back the next day to restart the car and now its refusing to start, the car is trying to turn over and we can hear a noise for a few seconds when we turn the key which i assume is the fuel pump .
The car was standing for 2 years before we towed it to our house , my initial thought is maybe its the fuel filter clogged up with something from the tank as im pretty sure no fuel is getting to the engine.The car had a quarter of a tank of 2 year old fuel in it , the petrol didnt smell bad .
Does anyone else have any suggestions , my local garage owner said try bypassing the filter and if it starts then thats the problem but im not sure if that could do any damage ? Obviously i havent a clue beyond basics when it comes to cars like the seville, im used to 1960s 1970s hillman avengers