Out of gas

Tiny
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My wifes 2000 pontiac ran out of gas now will not start with gas in it any suggestions?
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Saturday, February 4th, 2006 AT 11:59 AM

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Tiny
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Might have clogged the fuel filter or burned out the pump. Change the filter if it has not been done recently. When you first turn the key to the on position the pump should run for a second or two. Listen for it even if you have to open the fuel cap and listen while someone else turns on the key.
If you can't hear anything check the fuses first.

Good luck and let us know.
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Friday, February 10th, 2006 AT 1:36 PM
Tiny
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? I took your advice on starting with the fuel filter, I can hear the pump kick on I am now having trouble with removing the filter the side where the special tool is needed the package it came in has no instructions and the parts store employees wernt any help would you happen to know how to get the clamp thing off I'd greatly appreciate it.
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Sunday, February 12th, 2006 AT 6:48 PM
Tiny
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They can be a pain to replace. They make several differtent types of tools that will work. All are available at most auto parts stores.

Clean the connection off first, especially if it was undercoated. Spay a little lube (WD-40, etc.) Into the connection first. Push the tool into the little tabs and yank the connection apart.
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Sunday, February 12th, 2006 AT 7:12 PM
Tiny
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Ok guys after a long fight with fuel filter I finally got it off and still the car won't start I checked the gas line valve no gas comes out when I push in the pin could this mean I have bad injectors? Any info would be appreciated.
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Monday, February 20th, 2006 AT 5:38 PM
Tiny
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Still hear the pump kicking on? Try turning the key to the on position for several seconds, then off, then on for several seconds, then off, then on. You get the idea. Sometimes it will take a bit for the pump to buid up enough pressure. If you are hearing the pump but still no gas at the rail look for a pinched fuel line.
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Monday, February 20th, 2006 AT 7:32 PM
Tiny
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Just wanted to say thanks for all the help, you guys got me back on the road thanks again guys :D
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Wednesday, February 22nd, 2006 AT 7:17 PM
Tiny
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Your welcome I guess. What was the problem?
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Wednesday, February 22nd, 2006 AT 7:20 PM
Tiny
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I'm thinking fuel filter then I switch ignition on and off to build pressure in line
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Wednesday, February 22nd, 2006 AT 7:25 PM

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