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Ran car out of gas can't get it to start ???

Put gas in car tryed it no go!! pulled filter out off line comming out of the tank no gas came out of line or filter. wonder about fuse to fuel system where to look

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Is the vehicle fitted with a manual or electric fuel pump?

If electronic, then listen for pump noise with the ignition turned on but with engine stopped. Try turning key off then on a few times to prime the pump. If no pump sound detected, then check voltage to pump. If voltage present, but no pump engagement, replace pump.

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I would check to be on the safe side the fuel filter is going in the right direction. The arrow is pointing towards the engine away from the fuel tank, Then you need to make sure the fuel pump wiring connections are good contact and did not come loose when driving.

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Jim; have you confirm the fuel pum[ is working? If it is, you should get something out of the fuel rail. Sadly. Pump is a dealer recommended repair cause the pump is more than likely in the fuel tank. Thry should changre you filter at the same time.

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