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Car wont keep running without hold down the gas after running out of fuel

I have a 93 olds that literally ran out of fuel when I was pulled up to the pump. It wont keep running now unless I hold the gas down. What could be the issue? I had a new fuel pump put in last year if that matters.

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  • wendicos May 09, 2009

    And no. I have never ran out of gas or run it that low normallly. But I managed to drive it 10 miles back home. If the fuel pump went bad would I have been able to drive it that far?

  • wendicos May 09, 2009

    Thanks guru. I will try that this a.m. After I got it home it did run for about 6 or 7 minutes without my foot on the gas pedal. Would it run even if the pump was ruined?

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    yadayada May 11, 2010

    U have burned out the new pump, these pumps require fuel around them for cooling, so if u run the tank below 1/4 on a regular basis or run out of gas then you have ruined the pump again.

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LOW PRESSURE, PUMP IS NOT SPOOLING UP TO SPEED, SO YES THE PUMP IS THE PROBLEM, MAKE SURE U REPLACE THE FULE FILTER AS WELL.

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Try changing the fuel filter, running it out of gas you could have sucked up sediment from bottom of tank and pluged up the filter. After you do that and it makes no difference have a fuel pressure test done.

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  • ccn7 May 09, 2009

    Chg. the filter and see if it clears up, its a cheap fix compaired to the alternative.

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