Kind of a long shot asking here but somebody might know...
I had this Ford Taurus 1998 that was working OK and being used daily. One day it just didn't start. The starter wasn't moving. When you turn the ignition key nothing happened. Some mechanic wannabi thought it was a good idea to hit the starter repeatedly with a hammer. It didn't fix anything but it did succeed in breaking several internal parts of the starter/solenoid assembly. I took out the starter, got a replacement and installed it. But still nothing was happening when turning the key.
After lots of troubleshooting, I finally found a big fat cable (named starter cable by the way) that was broken. I replaced it and now the starter is moving. The engine makes "waka waka waka puf puf waka waka" but it doesn't start. It sounds like a gas trimmer that hasn't been used during the whole winter. By now the car has been stopped for months. I just put gas on the thing, verified all fuses, everything looks fine but I can get past "waka waka puf puf waka". I would call a mechanic if I had any money to pay him. Seriously. But I'm broke.
So... any ideas on how to start a car that was been stopped for months?