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Ran out of gas. Put new gas in it. Ran for a while...but...

I have a 2000 Oldsmobile Bravada. I ran out of gas three days ago. This is about the 2nd or 3rd time its' happened in about a month because my fuel gaige is broke. After I put gas into it to get it started, I filled her up, went to work, and, after work I started it to let it warm up...and it died. I started it again: it went daddaddaddaddad...like it was trying to stay started, but it died. This happened about three or four times...until I couldn't turn her over any more. I had a mechanic come look at it. At first we thought it was fuel filter, but, he got 60 PSI fuel when he hooked his machine to a cap under the hood. We checked everything: sparkplugs, distributor, cords...we couldn't pinpoint it. He sprayed starting fluid into the engine and it acted like it wanted to turn over...but it didn't. Out of options. What can I check? Sparkplugs are old, and, the engine could use a tuneup, but, is it coincidental that this happened after I ran out of gas?

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This is a tough one without looking at the vehicle but your computer may need to be reset or you may have a clooged fuel injectors.

Posted on Dec 21, 2008

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