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I ran out of gas and put some back in now my car is making a buzzing sound and the lights are flicking when i try to start it

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Sounds like you have flattened the battery, the buzzing sound is the starter solenoid tripping in and out due to low power so the lights start flicking, charge battery or boost start from another vehicle

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SOURCE: car won't start after running out of gas

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.

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SOURCE: car ran out of gas, put gas in, now car wont start

The fuel filter should be replaced, as it may be plugged up from crud pulled into it from the bottom of the tank.

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First off, you should have removed the negative battery connector before doing any work like this. Try assembling everything back together, then check for any blown fuses and any obvious burned wiring. If the check engine light comes on, you will need to read out any codes with a rented scanner. Those codes will generally identify what is having a problem including the computer itself. Good luck!

Posted on Feb 03, 2010

Testimonial: "thanks,that probably would have been pretty helpfull,but i hooked the battery back up and it was fine,thanks for your input though =]"

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