20022003 Pontiac Bonneville ran out of gas and now wont crank with gas in it.

Tiny
JESSICA RUSS
  • 2002 PONTIAC BONNEVILLE
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 150,000 MILES

My pontiac bonneville ran out of gas about a week ago so ofcourse its been broke down. I tried to crank it long enough to move it a couple of feet and it would crank then start choking I guess u would call it and then shut off. So I put gas in it and it won't crank at all now. I have let it sit over night with gas in it and tried again this morning and it still won't crank. So my qeustion is what do you think the problem is and how do I fix it?

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Wednesday, June 8th, 2011 AT 8:58 PM

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Tiny
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In tank fuel pumps are cooled and lubricated by the fuel in the tank. When you run a car out of gas, it pumps a lot of air through the pump which overheats it and causes some severe wear and many times, failure when they cool off.
You will need to use a fuel pressure gauge to verify this

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Wednesday, June 8th, 2011 AT 9:55 PM

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