My car ran out of gas yesterday and I haven't been able to get it started since. After putting in a gallon sputter and almost start but not stay running (The same thing happened about 2 months ago- it was difficult, but it did finally start after a few tries.). So we added almost 2 more gallons and still nothing. Since then we've tried again several times, and now it doesn't even sputter like it wants to start like it did in the beginning. The engine was not flooded and the battery is good. When I turn on the ignition you can hear a humming sound on the driver side-I'm told thats the fuel pump but don't know if it's good/bad. I can't afford to replace the fuel pump only to have it still not start. We're going to check the fuses, relays, and the fuel filter first. I'd be grateful for any advice you can offer. Thanks.
Also, I've read about several people having this same problem and getting their car to start by adding 5 gallons of gas. There does seem to be a noticeable difference in how the car ran with a lot of fuel vs. A little. And starting it after running out of gas the last time was easier using more. Have you heard of this working? Thanks again!
Sunday, September 22nd, 2013 AT 10:51 PM