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No Start after running out of Gas? Idle too long?

We locked our (ONLY!!!) keys in th van... in the ignition... while it was running... with very little gas in the tank...

After a half hour... while we were still trying to get in.... our van sputtered and died, we thought we ran out of gas. However after putting ten liters in the tank we cannot get the engine to turn over... The lights,and dash board lights flicker, and the gages jump... there is also a loud clicking noise when the key is turned...

Can you please help me troubleshoot this problem ?

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  • Portwillers Aug 23, 2008

    We haven't tried boosting it yet, hubby is certain that is not the problem.... Hubby got the keys out using the ol wire hanger trick, slide it in through the window after many tries.... We live rurally and it would have taken a couple hours for someone to come unlock it for us!

    Update... Hubby has isolated the loud clicking noise from when we turn the key, to a relay, he wants to test the relay to see if it is good... He would like a diagram on testing a 5-pin relay (could this be the cause of the no start?)

  • jprestwich Sep 05, 2008

    I have exactly the same problem. Did you find a solution? I have tested the battery. I ran an engine diagnostic and got P0725. No one can tell me what the "25" means but the P is for powertrain and the 7 is for transmission. I think it may be the neutral park switch on the transmission. Let me know if that was the cause for you.



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What about when it's boosted? Same result ? What did you do to get the keys out?

Posted on Aug 23, 2008

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    Mike Butler Aug 24, 2008

    There should be another relay or 2 with same part # in the same vicinity as the one he found if i recall correctly, swap them temporarily for testing, if different one works, you've solved your problem



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