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Car ran out of gas

I have a 2002 vw jetta. My car was just about to run out of gas but I made it to the gas station as it was sputtering. Ever since I put gas in it, my engine light started flashing and It is driving horrible. When I put my foot on the gas it revs really high and then it finally changes gears. Is this a coincidence or does it have something to do with me running out of gas. My car was perfectly fine until this happened. Thanks for any help.

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  • pamfrei Nov 24, 2008

    thanks I appreciate the advice, but how is that going to help me now?

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As you ran out of gas you engine began to misfire, this turned on the flashing check engine light....when this ocures the responds by turning off the injector (gas) to that cylinder it thinks is having a problem to save the catalytic converter. All normal....you should have a shop clear this for you. You can do this by pulling a battery cable but you will loose radio code and all memory for seats etc....If the light and codes are cleared and you still have a problem you might have sucked up something but with all the filters its unlikely

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    Paul Thoegersen Nov 24, 2008

    Either you pull the battery cable....now...or limp it over to your local shop and have him clear codes (fee involved)

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When your car runs out of gas things like this happen it should always have reserved gas at least 2 liters...

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