If the car starts back up, it's not the timing belt. It could be the fuel pump. Has the check engine light come on? Also, keep in mind. If you run on empty often, you are picking up any dirt that is in the tank. So, yes it can damage it or clog the fuel filter.
Have you ever replaced the fuel filter? Have you checked fuel pump pressure? If not, here is a How To video to help you do so.
Let me know if the check engine light has come on and what you find when you check fuel pump pressure.
Wednesday, October 14th, 2009 AT 7:33 AM