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1990 Chevy Corsica 3.1L V6- Ran out of gas- Relay, fuel pump?

So i ran out of gas and put gas back into the car and drove it home. The next morning i had the crusie control on and i was going about 70mph. Then my car cut off. Has plenty of gas and all fluids are good. It just wont start. Is there a way i can check the fuel filter? Where are the relays??? Is there a way i can tell if its the fuel pump?

I got it towed by AAA and the lady did this little test with her key in a hole on the engine. She said there was no pressure. This is why im pretty sure it has to do with the relay, filter, or pump. Someone please help!!!

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    please help this is the only car I have for work.



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Unfortunatly on GM vehicles when the fuel pumps run dry they usually damage themselves. The problem you are describing sounds like a bad fuel pump. When you turn the key to the run position you should hear the pump come on for 5 seconds and then shut off. It should be a medium pitch whine but sound smooth. Unfortunatly on GM vehicles the tanks must be removed to change pumps and depending on the climate you are in could show other problems. Here in Michigan on vehicles of that age they will usually need new tanks and sending units due to rust. I get around $500 to replace a fuel pump. Of course the price goes up with the more that is needed replaced. Hope this helps

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