2003 Ford Taurus

Asked by Oct 29, 2016 at 05:47 PM about the 2003 Ford Taurus SES

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I ran out of gas had a gallon In gas can put in car it
wasn't enough to start it then I had someone bring
me another gallon for me make it to gas station
got there an added 6 bucks to tank an drove it
across the street to restaurant for a burger while I
was in drive thru the car trickled an shook as if it
was about cut off I pressed the accelerator to try
keep it crunk it cut off an everytime I try start it up
it sounds like it wants start but won't some told me
it may be fuel filter but I want to know if it's the fuel
filter can a gas treatment be used to to clean any
particles or dirt out of filter so that it will crank

1 Answer

75,805

It's most likely the fuel pump. When you run out of gas completely you can easily burn out the pump motor. The gasoline flowing through the pump cools and lubricates the motor. HTH. -Jim

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