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2003 silverado 1500 HD ran out of gas and i put in gas and it won't turn over why? the fuel was low I stoped at a light and the truck coughed twice and died. I put in 5 gallens of gas and the gas gage wont even move. The starter doesnot turn over eather.

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If the starter doesn't turn over the battery is dead or you need to replace the starter.

The gas gage not working is caused by the fuel level sender located in the fuel tank this will also need to be replaced.

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Better yet would be to find someone with an actual scanning tool to see what all of the sensors are reading.

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