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My wifes 04 stratus ran out of gas lastnight. I brought her fuel. But now it won't start. It turns over but won't fire up. What can I do?

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If the car wasn't having problems prior to the running out of fuel, I'd try a bit of either. Just spray a little bit at the air filter and have someone crank the engine over. Don't over spray just until you hear the car beginning to start. If it runs momentarily and then stops, you need to check and see if you have fuel pressure. On the fuel rail there is a pressure relief valve a cap protects it, so remove it and with a screw driver or something carefully depress it. If there's pressure it will spray. Never do this on a hot engine. If there's no pressure you need to see if your fuel pump is working. Go underneath an listen underneath someone needs to turn on ignition. If you hear a noise your fuel pump is clicking on. If not its burned out and needs replacement. They burn out from prolonged periods of being driven on empty. They get hot and burn out because they rely of the fuel to remove the heat. Anyway ensure your car doesn't have a fuel shut off switch. For it may have been tripped. Should your pump be clicking and not getting pressure to the engine. You may have either a plugged fuel filter, a poorly operating fuel pressure regulator, or a leaking fuel line. Be sure to also check the fuse for the fuel pump or fusible link. Whatever your OEM uses for circuit protection on your vehicle. Hopefully you'll find the problem by going through these items I mentioned. Just remember your engine needs 3 things to start. Air, fuel, and spark. Low battery caused by repeatedly trying to start won't let the ECU power up and will prevent start up.

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May have fried the fuel pump. At a quiet time turn on the ignition and listen for the fuel pump. It spools up and then turn off when the fuel line is pressurized. Do the basic checks for fuel. Running the car dry may have cause foreign material to clog the fuel filter.

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try checking the fuel pump or replace the spark plugs and wires because most dealers put cheapos on them

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