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Ran out of gas then filled up now car wont start. I have a 97 pontiac sunfire

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The fuel system is probably air locked. I would disconnect the fuel line where it enters the engine. Place a container with a rag in it under the fuel line to catch exiting fuel. Turn the ignition switch and turn the engine over until fuel sprays out of the disconnected line. Reconnect the fuel line and it should receive fuel to start.

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The electric fuel pump located in the gas tank can and do burn out, from running out of gas. If it won't run, the fuel pressure will need to be checked to make certain it is the fuel pump. A fuel filter can get plugged and the motor will quit running, but you are sure that you ran out of gas?

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