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Car ran out of gas, put in a few gallons. enough to make the needle read 1/4 tank. car still wouldn't start. changed filter but the car still won't start

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Hi, you should run a fuel presure test ,fuel pumps can get bad when they run dry afther runing out off gas ,Good Luck..

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Since you have run the fuel system dry you now have a fuel system that is full of air. To prime the system turn the key to the on position... not the start position(you should hear a humm comming from rear of car, that humm is the fuel pump.Do this several times to get your fuel system pressurized and then try to start. If you dont hear the humm your fuel pump is not running. Hope this helps

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