Car was running low on fuel. Before I went to the gas station I went home. Tried to restart car wouldn't start. Tried for 20 minutes. 30mins later started right up. put few gallons of gas in the car. drove 10 miles. parked car for three hour. tried to start it again. same problem. this time one hour. after an hour started up. this more doesn't start. just spinning as if out of gas.
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Re: car won't start
Your fuel pump is sticking and not pumping, this is common if you run the fuel down to less than 1/4 full, the fuel pump needs the gas to cool itself, below a 1/4 tank the pump is not getting cooled and after repeatably running low on fuel it overheats and fails. Running the car near 1/2 tank extends the pump life to many years more than running tank below a 1/4 full..
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yep i seen it in happen .i was at a gas station a guy drove car to the gas station on empty.he fill his tank up .could not get it to crank .some cars you have to restart fuel pump when run out of gas. like chrysler.you use a scanner. but chervrolet you run low over heat damage the pump.it has to stay submerge gas to keep it cool. check fuel pump pressure.it should be 41 - 47 psi.
If the engine is turning over then it is either the fuel or ignition fault.When yoy tried to start after 20 minute,you must have flooded the fuel system(carbureter). Once excess fuel had evaporated the truck started.
You try putting fuel cleaner in tank or carbureter and see if it cures it.