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Engine has stalled or failed to start after running out of gas.

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  • 240cpa May 30, 2010

    have you added at least a gallon or two of gas to the tank,and with the car on level ground, tried starting it again? It may take 20 - 30 seconds of cranking for the engine to receive the fuel if the tank went completely dry.

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Turn key back and forth couple times and each time wait till pump quits. u may need a few gallons more to get the fuel system primed

Posted on May 31, 2010

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SOURCE: engine stalls when starting,will not idle.

throttle control module or fuel control module is bad

Posted on Mar 27, 2010

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SOURCE: engine stalled out,would not start,

This truck is fuel injected, the problem sounds like a weak fuelpump, it runs when you pour gas into it until that gas runs out, the first thing is to test the fuel preasure, if the pump is weak it may run with gas poured into it but wont idle, also a common problem is the coolant temp sensor and the ground wires to thermostat housing bolt but i wont bet its the pump inside the fuel tank, if you put a fuel gauge on it there should be at least 55-61 psi if its a few pounds lower it can cause problems, you have everything else and it runs with gas poured so its a fuel problem check the preasure, theres a valve up top on the fuel line to connect a fuel gauge to it, start there hope this is helpful.

Posted on Dec 27, 2010

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