1998 Pontiac Transport ENgine turns over, but I don't think

Tiny
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Engine Performance problem
1998 Pontiac Transport 6 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic

THe van was driving fine, but when we came out of the store and tried to start it, it sputtered like it was out of gas. After a few attemps it quit sputtering. I've checked all the small fuses in the fuse box under the hood, and tried replacing the fuel pump micro relay. I've only had this vehicle for two days and its the only I have to get the kids to thier appt's. Any help would be appreciated. Thank you.
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Sunday, June 21st, 2009 AT 2:35 PM

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Tiny
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Hi
Is the problem still there? Does it run? A check of fuel pressure is in order. How new are plugs filters wires etc?
Let me know
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Sunday, June 21st, 2009 AT 3:03 PM
Tiny
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I am not sure how new the wires and plugs are. It is firing great, not missing a beat. Turns over fine. Battery is real strong. Even tried giving it gas from inside the hood, instead of the peddle. Nothing, you can tell not a drop is getting in there. It's like it is empty.
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Sunday, June 21st, 2009 AT 3:26 PM
Tiny
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Spray some carb cleaner into throttle body see if it lights. Need to check fuel pressure. Should be able to hear pump in tank run when key on.
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Sunday, June 21st, 2009 AT 3:32 PM
Tiny
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Tried to find the spot to check fuel pressure, according to where the haines manual said it should be, behind the power steering. But it's not there. Question, if it totally ran out of gas, and I put a two gallon can in it. Would that be enough for it to start up, and would I have to do anything special. When you know on the tank underneath. It sounds empty, not like there is something in the bottom.
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Sunday, June 21st, 2009 AT 3:59 PM
Tiny
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If it ran out 2 gal not enough can you hear pump run. Often times when tank run dry it pulls alot of debris into pump and takes it out.
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Sunday, June 21st, 2009 AT 4:20 PM
Tiny
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Sent husband to get a 5 gallon can of gas and a fuel filter incase of debrie. He said something about having to bleed air out of the gas line, he thought, if thats what it was?
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Sunday, June 21st, 2009 AT 5:12 PM
Tiny
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Air should self bleed not like a diesel where you have to bleed after system open.
Let me know what happens
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Monday, June 22nd, 2009 AT 11:35 AM
Tiny
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It was the gas, not enough in it. It still says get engine checked soon though. And I noticed "low coolant" comes on alot, it seems to over heat to. And the vents dont blow out much air. Any ideas? Did I buy a "lemon"?
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Thursday, July 2nd, 2009 AT 3:24 PM
Tiny
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Go to an Auto zone they will read codes then post.
Try coolant flush and a thermostat. Is air volume low? All fan speeds work?
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Thursday, July 2nd, 2009 AT 3:29 PM

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