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My problem started with a leaking radiator. I replaced it today with a new one and was running it to warm it up to test the radiator connections. I didnt notice that i was almost out of gas. I went to accelerate the engine and it stopped running. I noticed then it was out of gas. Since then Ive put 2 1/2 gallons and still no re-start and its taking its effect on the battery. Any suggestions?

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Turn the key on and off a few times until you hear the pump working you should hear a slight hum as it pressurizes and or try priming it first with a capful of gasoline as a last resort it may be possible the fuel pump has stopped working or you have no spark present test by removing a plug wire and use a screwdriver at on end not touching it yourself hold 1/2 -1/4 inches away from a ground { the block}and crank it over is there any spark ? if not let me know

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