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I ran out of gas. When I put gas in the tank the car wont start. What do I do?

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  • erinttlp Jul 12, 2010

    i primed the fuel pump and heard it whinning but the car still wont turn over. any suggestions?

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Hopefully all you need to prime the system
just turn the key on for 5 sec...do not crank and then turn the key off 5-10 times

each time you do this listen for the fuel pump...you should hear a whining noise
if you do not hear the whining noise then you killed your fuel pump when you ran out of gas

do you drive often below 1/4 tank?



Posted on Jul 08, 2010

  • Sean Reisdorf
    Sean Reisdorf Jul 12, 2010

    good... the pump is still working
    I don't like to assume so I'll ask.... did you add more then one gallon of fuel

    make sure you add at least 4-5 gallons and then retest
    assuming this is already true and the pump is pumping, then you are down to a few choices like no spark or clogged injectors or fuel filter or pick-up sock

    runinng your car out of gas causes the pump to **** everything from the bottom
    The sock, attached to the pump catches most of the "****"

    next step would be to check fuel pressure and volume
    if you do not know how to do this I would advise seeking assistance from a technician in your area because the last thing you want to do is cause a fire hazard



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