WILL NOT START AFTER RUNNING OUT OF GAS.

  • Tiny
  • wllms_mnc@yahoo.com
  • 2006 Saturn Ion
  • 4 CYL
  • 2WD
  • automatic

I ran out of gas, and now it will not start.

Tuesday, July 26th, 2011 AT 10:16 PM

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  • Tiny
  • Wrenchtech
  • Expert
  • 19,840 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, July 26th, 2011 AT 10:52 PM

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