my 2005 for suv wont start after running out of gas?

Amanda Gaudet

Asked by May 23, 2016 at 07:33 PM about the 2005 Ford Explorer XLT V6 4WD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

2 Answers


Couple of things to check: 1. Check the fuse that controls the fuel pump, if the fuse is intact, turn the ignition to ACC, and listen to the rear of the truck- you should hear the fuel pump start- if not, go to #2. 2. Given that you ran out of gas, you may have inadvertently killed the fuel pump- if this is the case, you'll need a new one. 3. If the fuel pump has in fact died, you should also change the fuel filter


try this, put your key in ignition, turn key to #2 keep it there for 5 seconds, repeat for 3 times, then on the 4th time try to start the suv. Good luck

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