PT CRUISER - WONT START

  • Tiny
  • Alice
  • 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser
  • 4 CYL
  • manual

My PT cruiser ran out of gas, added gas but now it wont start. Will not start with a push start or with starter fluid.

Tuesday, May 10th, 2011 AT 6:04 PM

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  • Tiny
  • Wrenchtech
  • Expert
  • 19,581 posts

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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Tuesday, May 10th, 2011 AT 6:34 PM
  • Tiny
  • fixitmr
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Check for spark at plugs.

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Tuesday, May 10th, 2011 AT 7:19 PM

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