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I was parked on a slight grad in a driveway. The gauge registered there was a quarter tank of gas. The car would not start. We added 3 gal. of gas to the tank. Still would not start. Called On-star road side assistance they sent a towe truck. The towe truck driver tried to start it and then rolled the car down the drive out onto the street and the car started?

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It is possible that the car was at an angle enough to keep the pick up tube from picking up fuel,But with a 1/4 tank of gas you would think it had enough gas in tank, could be that the pick up tube is broke of short in the tank. I have seen it a few times in the past. Pick up tube gets to vibrating no question, it can and has happened..

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