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Ran out of gas. car won't start now.

I ran it out of gas. towed it home put gas in. turns over but won't start now. is there a relay switch for the pump?

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How much gas did you put in. ?

Better with 2 gals.

Jump start it, and keep pumping that gas pedal.

Good Luck.


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