wont start after running out of gas

Asked by Sep 03, 2012 at 03:58 AM about the 2000 Chevrolet Cavalier

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

My car ran out of gas. I put in 5 gallons after people saying it
needed that much to start after running out. Well still won't
start...any ideas as to why it won't?  It will turn over, it gets fire,
but won't start.

3 Answers

8,025

fuel filter clogged? also check the fuel rail for pressure.

13,365

Yes check pressure you most likely burned out fuel pump from running out of gas.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

Sounds like your fuel pump quit then... If you run your fuel tank low a lot it is hard on the pump, especially when you pump cold fuel back into the tank while the pump is hot.. Happened to me a couple times.

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