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post #1 of 8 Old 06-23-2011, 11:28 PM Thread Starter
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ran out of gas, now jeep wont start

so I had left the jeep with a mechanic buddy of mine to replace the clutch, he gives it back to me running on fumes which is fine, there's a gas station up the street. Jeep dies as I pull up to the pump and I'm thinking "wow how lucky"
... fill her up and now it won't start at all. Pretty much like there's no fuel in it.
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post #2 of 8 Old 06-23-2011, 11:34 PM
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Need more info. Whats it doing when you try to turn it on? Is it turning over? Or is there nothing happening at all? Any specific noises?

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post #3 of 8 Old 06-23-2011, 11:45 PM Thread Starter
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starter still cranks, fuel pump still primes, it just won't fire.
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post #4 of 8 Old 06-23-2011, 11:49 PM
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I would check your spark and then go from there

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post #5 of 8 Old 06-23-2011, 11:52 PM
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I would also check your fuel filter, all kinds of debris can get in it if you run out of gas, especially on older model vehicles.
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post #6 of 8 Old 06-24-2011, 12:31 AM
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Might want to be sure that the fuel is getting to the rail.
I have been working on a simular problem today. turns out I was not getting fuel to the rail untill I jumped the wire to the pump and ran it until I could get the fuel to the quick connect at the fuel rail.
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post #7 of 8 Old 06-24-2011, 07:31 AM
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I would also check your fuel filter, all kinds of debris can get in it if you run out of gas, especially on older model vehicles.
X2 You get a lot of trash at the bottom of the tank. Going through the same thing now. Best to keep at least a 1/4 of a tank in there.
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post #8 of 8 Old 06-24-2011, 08:24 AM
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not only will you suck up all the gunk at the bottom of the tank but i heard our fuel pumps are cooled by the gas so you have a better chance of burning out the pump if you run your tank close to E alot

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