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Car wont start

The car has been setting for a few years,the owner says it died as it idled(Ran out of gas)The engine tries to run with starting fluid but no fuel seems t make it to the injectors. Could air be trapped in the gas lines. If so how can i get it bled out?

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First thing I would do is to determine the fuel pump is actually still operating. Sitting for so long the moisture inside the tank may have corroded the pumps internals, when you switch on your ignition , have someone lay near the tank to hear if the pump engages and makes a whirring sound untill it pressurizes the lines. If that is ok I would disconnect the fuel filter, air compressor to blow through the lines after removing the valve on the fuel rail and fit a new fuel filter, once it is done ensure that you have fuel pressure up to the valve {in fuel rail end} Test the fuel pump also by placing a catchment bucket under the fuel filter, remove it then turn on ignition to see if it pumps fuel. might pay to also pull out the plugs and wire brush the rust off them. hope this helps.

Posted on Oct 20, 2013

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you have no fuel pressure, when u ran out of gas u overheated the fuel pump in the tank, now it is stuck and won't start running, very common problem after running out of gas, replace the fuel pump.

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your fuel pump has failed from overheating, the pump is cooled by the gas it runs in, when u run out of gas or low on fuel many times this destroys the pump,replace the fuel pump.

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