my grand prix wont start do you know why?

Asked by Oct 21, 2012 at 01:12 PM about the 1997 Pontiac Grand Prix 2 Dr GT Coupe

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

first thing i ran out of gas, went to the gas staion n got 7 dollars worth of gas. went back to start it up n it wouldnt so i figured wasnt enough gas went n got 3.50 more plus two things of oil. tryed to started and it still wouldnt start. whuts dat?

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7,125

You may not have primed the fuel pump... When you run out of gas, you need to turn the car to the 'on' position just so all the accessories turn on and light up. You should hear a very quiet hum or whine from the back of the car for a few seconds. That is the fuel pump pumping fuel to the engine... Now turn it to off and repeat three or four more times. Then try to start the engine.

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8,215

change the fuel filter too. it can have lots of debris from the low amount.

3,605

You need to prime the fuel pump. You may have damaged it by driving til you ran out of gas. The fuel pump uses the fuel to cool itself, so if you run completely out of gas, you can burn up the motor.

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3,065

probably need fuel filter.....

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