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2001 Grand Prix ran out of gas tonight. Now won't start. Of course I know the fuel pump may now be bad. Is there anything else I can do before having it towed off. Change Fuel filter? Bleed lines, not sure how to do that> 'any suggestons.

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  • Scott Smith Jan 03, 2011

    This is a 3.8 turbo. I don't see any large hose opposite side of the air filter. I also don't hear any humming of the fuel pump although I am close to a fairly busy road and it isn't very quiet. I was also by myself and had to turn the key and run back to the gas cap to listen. I think I probably have a bad fuel pump. I'm still interested in getting some ether into it but don't know exactly where to spray it. Thanks

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After putting gas in the tank. Spray starting fluid in the throttle body (at the end of the large hose at the motor opposite of where the air filter is) and get it running on the ether, then it should take off on its own. If you don't have ether (starting fluid), you can also cycle the ignition key to bring fuel to the motor. That is turn the key to the on position (not run), listen for a hum (electric fuel pump), when it ends turn the off. Wait 5 seconds, turn the key back to the run position, and repeat this five times. If nothing happens then you need to replace the Fuel pump.

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    Jose Cada Jan 03, 2011

    just track the air filter hose that goes to the throttle body. Take off the air filter hose and spray starting fluid inside it.

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