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Ranh out gas now car put when started and goes dead after seconds

Ran out of gas put gas n iyt was hard to start back up when i got it started it putted all da way home now when i crank it up it put n stay on for 5 seconds and go dead

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Fuel injection doesn't like to be run out of gas. You can get all the sediment and junk in the bottom of the gas tank, sucked up into the fuel strainer. (Sock)

This will make the 'sock' collapse. Think of the fuel strainer 'sock', as a very fine filter made of panty hose material. (It's even finer than that) Now fill it up with dirt, water, and additives that gasoline has in it.

Solution? It's time for a pro to look into it. Fuel injection systems use pressure of 38 to 44 pounds per square inch. In comparison a carburated system uses pressure of 5 to 7 pounds.
Dealing with this can be dangerous. Many people have been accidentally burned. (Some hospitalized for skin grafts, some shipped to the morgue)

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