Has gas and new battery why won't it start

Asked by Adam May 20, 2020 at 07:38 PM about the 1998 Cadillac Eldorado Touring Coupe FWD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Ran out of gas and then battery died trying to
start the car. I replaced the battery and put a
quarter of a tank in it. I have fuel at the rail
but the car only cranks won't start

1 Answer


Most likely the fuel pump is burned out. The gasoline flowing through the pump cools and lubricates the pump. Without any fuel flowing through the pump can and often does burn out very quickly! Try hitting the bottom center of the gas tank a few times with a hammer. If this gets you going it's definitely the fuel pump! Hope that helps! Jim

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