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What do you do if your car ran out of gas and now it will not start?

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2011-09-13 10:23:30
2011-09-13 10:23:30

When you ran out of gas, you could have clogged your fuel filter with any dirt in bottom of your gas tank.

AnswerIf the car is fuel injected spray a little eather in the fuel injection system as you have someone turning it over. That's is what it took to get my car up and at em again.
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Replace the fuel filter as it is more than likely clogged.


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If you already put gas on the car and still don't start you need to put a little gas on the gas filter. That make the car start right away. Is because it take a while fot the gas to go up went the car was totaly dry. Try it work...


Replace the fuel filter and use a starter fluid to start the engine.


You ran out of gas. At $4.00 a gallon, I can't blame you.


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First of all- the stupid question- have you put more gas in it? Secondly, I had a car run out of gas and then wouldn't start and it was because the fuel filter clogged, so no gas was making it to the engine. You may need to replace the fuel filter. Not sure if that is it or not, but the best guess I've got.



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