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RAN OUT OF GAS NOW CAR WON'T START

Chevrolet Corvette

2004 corvette, 39000 miles, 350. We ran out of gas on the highway( my husband is a procrastinator!). We tried to start it to confirm. AAA brought one gallon of reg gas. Would not start. Had it towed to gas station and added 5 gallons of premium. Still won't start. Do you think it could be air in the fuel line? If so, what is the easiest way to fix this problem. Could it be the fuel injector is clogged? If so, how do we clean it? The warranty just ran out and Im so hoping to avoid a trip to the mechanic. Thank you in advance!
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Happychic
June 29, 2007.




Best guess. When you ran out of gas. The fuel system sucked up all the junk out of the pick up tray. Which would clog the fuel pump screen. Also you lost the pressure in the fuel system. To fix this problem you need to disconnect the battery to clear the fault code. Then add some more gas to the tank. A few gallons or so. Just to make sure that there is enough gas in the tank for the fuel pump to be primed. Make sure the car is park and the park brake is set. Reconnect the battery. Get in the driver seat And turn the to start. But do not start the car! If you hear a humming noise coming from the back. Great! It should restore pressure to the fuel system. If you not hear a humming. The fuel pump is broken. Have a trusted car guy replace the pump. Good Luck

Tiny
Straight ahead
Jul 22, 2007.
If memory serves, most vehicles have protection circuitry to either trip a breaker or blow the fuel pump fuse to protect it from running dry.
Try finding the reset or check the fuel pump fuse/fusable link.

Good Luck
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Tiny
Danimalgmc
Jul 25, 2007.
If you not hear a humming. The fuel pump is broken.
Not to quick-confirm that the PCM and FP relay are doing their job if not the fuel pump won't turn On.

Rasmataz
Jul 29, 2007.

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