My car ran out of petrol so i put some in but wouldnt start then it did but was spluttering and when i touched gas pedal cut out now wont start at all its a ford probe 2.5ltr v6 injection l rewg any ideas thanks justin
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Re: car wont start
When you run out of gas it really overheats the fuel pump, it is very small and compact, and it needs the gas around it to cool the heat of operation, I will bet you have burned it out, check the fuel pressure while cranking.
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that advice is true a jump start should give you enough power to start vehicle ,but the real problem might be in the fact that you ran out of fuel and have maybe tripped out a sensor , by all means try the jump start ,make sure the vehicle you use you keep that engine running with a little revving to give a boost to your vehicle, if it still wont start have the OBD codes read and cleared as the gas supply was cut may have a sensor code that will prevent starting
you have probably got a blockage in either the fuel filter or carb,so first check filter,if ok check carb.take fuel line of carb turn engine over see if fuel comes out if it does then filter ok if not change filter,
if its petrol engine bang bottom of fuel tank while some one else cranks vehicle over if it starts good just pump jammed if it dont buzz to life and you cant hear fuel pump buzzing ceck for power to it if thats there replace pump. running out of fuel kills electric fuel pumps internally in petrol tanks.
if its diesel you must bleed fuel system taking extreme care if you un do lines some very high pressure