Ran out of gas, now car won't stay on.

Asked by Aug 04, 2017 at 04:06 PM about the 2003 Chevrolet S-10

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

My truck ran out of gas, and wouldn't start back up. That was over a month
ago, and we've just kind of let it sit in our driveway. I jumped it today and I
heard the fuel pump and it started. It only stayed running for a few minutes
then shut off. What can I do to troubleshoot the problem so I don't end up
buying a ton of parts that I don't need?

2 Answers


you would need a fuel pressure gauge and make sure the fuel pressure stays constant or if it drops off if it does then one of two things could happen a bad fuel pump or a clogged strainer or fuel fillter

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I would also recommend adding 2 - 3 gallons of gas. If it ran out, you may need extra in the tank if the truck is not on level ground.

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