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Out of gas

I was almost on empty two days ago and decided to wait until i went out again. I can not start the car. What do i do after putting in the gas. can you ghelp me

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    yadayada May 11, 2010

    You burned out the fuel pump, when u run the car low on fuel like this allot u overheat the fuel pump, the gas in the tank is what cools the pump, take it out of gas (below 1/8 tank) and it quickly overheats and the bearing seize up.



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If your car is anything like my truck, there is a relay switch under the dash. When the fuel gets to low, it shuts the car down to prevent damage to the fuel pump. It should be right under the passenger side dash, on my truck there is a reset switch. Look for this, if you can't find it, you may need to have the car taken into the dealership to have it done. You should never let your car get that low on fuel for various reasons, this being one of them. Good luck.

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