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I have a 2002 Cadillac Escalade that ran completely out of gas.

I have added 10 gallons of gas and the vehicle still will not start. Is there some kind of reset switch or is it more likely that the fuel pump is bad? Help!

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  • threeheartsg Feb 03, 2009

    In case any one is interested in following up with this...what I didn't know was.....if you keep trying to crank the escalade when it won't cran, or when a foreign key is put into the switch, the vehicle thinks someone is trying to steal it and it shuts down. Then the starter has to be "reset" through a process of simple steps.



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If you can get a rubber mallet under the gas tank,,rap on the underside of the tank as someone else tries to start the car.
Sometimes this is enough to get the pump working again.
But it usually is a temporary fix and you need to have a new pump installed.

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