How do you get started after running out of gas?
the best bet is not to run out of gas, turning the key to the on position turns the fuel pump on for about 3 seconds, then turn the key off, wait 5 seconds then turn it to the on position then continue to start the the vehicle. it should run normally with no problems.
This is assuming you drive a fuel injected vehicle. A carburetor needs to be primed by putting a small amount of gas in the carburetor and trying to start it. You may have to do this a few times until it will run on it's own.
NEVER PUT GAS IN WHILE CRANKING THE MOTOR !!!
It could flash back in your face and singe your eyebrows (don't ask me how I know). Or cause you to lose your eyesight, or worse yet, singe your lungs!
I also recommend to pull out your car's manual to see if it has special instructions about starting your car after you've ran out of gas. I remember when my cousin took his gf that he met on 'dream marriage' on a road trip, and he ran out of gas he didn't check that his car had a fuel injection reset button that he supposed to set.
As far as cars with carburetors never NEVER pour raw gasoline into them. The pressure from the fuel pump should be enough to get fuel to it. If gasoline is not getting to the carburetor then there is something else wrong. If you ran out of gas, the fuel filter is probably clogged because running the tank to empty will pick up a lot of crap that is on the bottom of the tank. Another way to get the car going, and gas thoughout the system (fuel injector systems), Is to spray carberator cleaner into the Air intake mainifold (throttle body).
It was fine but day before ran it out of gas then put gas in waited till the next day it started right up. then took it for a drive started to shake after fifty m.p.h why is it doing this?
Can running out of gas or coming close to running out of gas cause permanent damage to my car's catalytic converter?
No. Continually running a clogged air filter, or anything else which throws your stochiometric ratio (fuel/air mixture) can damage the cat. Running out of fuel poses more of a risk to your fuel pump. Your fuel pump is either a wet sump or dry sump one. In the case of the former, there'll typically be a gallon or two of gasoline in a recess in the fuel tank which can't be drawn out, and the…
Why would a car after a smooth running and cannot get restarted It just stopped at petrol station for 5mins and cannot get it started again?
1992 lumina every time you hit the gas it wanted to die like it was running out of gas was on E filled up and it did the same thing would only idle then died started a couple times and died wont start?
Your car has trouble starting when it is cold It will crank but you have to pump the gas to get it to start After it has been running it does fine and can be started with no problems?
I don't know if this will help you, but I have seen this on newer Honda Generators. The new ones have a small slide switch on the gas cap that lets air in. It can be turned off for travel. However if it is left OFF when the engine is started it will cause a vacuum in the fuel tank and starve the engine. Take your gas cap off and see if the air vent…