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Car won't start after running out of gas

I have a 1997 buick park avenue and it ran out of gas. the tow truck came and put $5 gas into the car. i tried to start it up but it won't start. tell me what can be the problem

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  • Dennis Yachimec May 11, 2010

    When you turn on the key do you hear the fuel pump running. It will only run for about 3 to 5 seconds.

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The fuel pump could be bad from running the tank low of fuel,or try pushing a small wire into the little valve in the fuel rail,to relieve air thats blocks the fuel,because the injectors dont always allow air to pass through it.

Posted on Apr 23, 2009

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This definitely sounds like a fuel pump/filter issue. Good news if it's the filter, it's only about 10 dollars to buy a new one and about 5 minutes labor, including jacking up your car.

Fuel pumps cant be a pain in the arse at times, others are fairly easy. Best way to determine if it's the fuel pump, run over to Canadian tire and pick up an ohms meter. Test the fuel pump that way.

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http://www.mvreader.com/multiview/dayco/zoom.php?zoom_item=C0001D&l=n&catalog=auto&category=
To replace the serpentine belt on a V6 3800 you must jack up the motor and remove a motor mount. You must then use a breaker bar with a socket (13/64") and pull it toward the front of the car to release the belt tensioner. Put the new belt on, tighten it, put the mount back on, and lower the jack.
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Does the engine turn over at all when the key is turned, or does nothing happen when at all, other then radio and lights come on.

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