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Chevy uplander ran out of gas and now it won't start

Does anyone know if it has a fuel pum,p reset switch maybe or coul dI have burned out the fuel pump? cost?

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  • leon_m Jan 15, 2009

    I had this problem with a rented chevy uplander. When it has low fuel and parked facing down even a slight incline it wouldn't start. It needed several gallons of fuel to get it started. I have seen reports of about 4! This is clearly a fuel tank design flaw. I actually like these vans, and bought a Buick Terraza, which is essentially the same vehicle. It's dead in my driveway at the moment with the exact same problem.


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I had a similar issue with my uplander. They don't have a reset switch on the pump but if the vehicle is CLOSE to running out of gas and you happen to park on a grade where the front of the vehicle is pointing down then you may have trouble starting the vehicle until it level's out.

All I did was apply some gas pedal while starting and it started. Then I got to a gas station ASAP. If you're right out of gas you may want to add some to the tank and let the vehicle sit in the ignition on position without starting it for a minute or two to get some fuel back in the lines before starting it.

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I had this problem with a rented chevy uplander. When it has low fuel and parked facing down even a slight incline it wouldn't start. It needed several gallons of fuel to get it started. I have seen reports of about 4! This is clearly a fuel tank design flaw.

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  • Ellis Mattison Oct 05, 2011

    My 07 uplander did it 2 pushed it about 8in. then it was good . need 2 be leavel. (put 2gal. in) i had and herd of other makes besides chevy do this.


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