1989 Chrysler Le Baron Engine won't start after a gas wipe

Tiny
MEHUL
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  • 1989 CHRYSLER LE BARON
  • 4 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 147,000 MILES
I ran out of fuel, right at the turn of gas station, pushed the car a few paces and filled it. Then engine wont start. It seems that fuel pump is pumping the fuel but engine just wont roll. What could be the problem?
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Monday, August 18th, 2008 AT 12:32 PM

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Tiny
BLACKOP555
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Running avehicle out of fuel is a good way to blow out the fuel pump due to the fuel is what cools and lubricates it, and when you run out the pump burns out.
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Monday, August 18th, 2008 AT 2:29 PM
Tiny
MEHUL
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It seems the fuel pump is working fine. On turn of the ingnition key I can hear the pump and fuel does reach the throttle body. It seems like the problem is with priming it.
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Tuesday, August 19th, 2008 AT 1:23 PM
Tiny
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Can you verify the fuel pressure? How about try dumping some gas down the throttle body or giving it some starting fluid and trying to start it, does she fire up now?
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Tuesday, August 19th, 2008 AT 4:47 PM
Tiny
MEHUL
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I put some gas down the throttle body but did not fire up. I am not sure how I can measure the fuel pressure though. What do you mean by giving it some starting fluid?

Thanks for your response.
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Thursday, August 21st, 2008 AT 3:15 PM
Tiny
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Hold throttle bout 1/4 way down and crank it while cranking have someone spray starting fluid in the throttle body while you continue cranking, does it fire now?
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Friday, August 22nd, 2008 AT 9:34 AM

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