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Unread 04-14-2013, 01:52 PM   #1
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help!! I'm stuck I'm a parking lot

I went into harbor freight to get a soldering iron and some other stuff. Drove here completely fine and a quarter tank of gas. I come out and start it and as I'm backong out of my spot it dies instantly. I shut the key off and started it and it just cranks. But now my fuel light is on and says I have no gas what so ever. Did someone just steal my gas? Or something else?

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Unread 04-14-2013, 02:01 PM   #2
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did they? hard to say from here.

But most newer cars it is PITA to just hose out gas. If it was a early 70"s or older its EzPzy to get gas out. Could be a crank sensor went out as well.

But just for kicks get a can of fuel and see if that does it. If it don't, then the trouble shooting starts.

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Unread 04-14-2013, 02:12 PM   #3
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From the symptoms you described, it sounds like your fuel gauge sending unit is failing. When my '97 was only 3 months old, I had to have mine replaced under warranty while on a road trip. Just as the engine died on the highway, the fuel gauge showed 1/4 - 1/3 still left; however, the dealership found the tank was empty. Drive it for awhile but don't let it get past 1/2 tank, and it you don't experience the problem again, you'll know.
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Do you hear the fuel pump when you turn the key to "on" ? If not try switching the relay in the PDC under the hood with a good one. Beyond that, a can of gas or like previously said.....
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Do you hear the fuel pump when you turn the key to "on" ? If not try switching the relay in the PDC under the hood with a good one. Beyond that, a can of gas or like previously said.....
I do hear it and I put about 2 gallons in it and it still nothing. When I trun the key to on and the pump just keeps running.
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Disconnect the battery ground for 5 min and then retry.
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Unread 04-14-2013, 02:48 PM   #7
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Trying it now
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Unread 04-14-2013, 02:57 PM   #8
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Tried it and still nothing. And the fuel pump still keeps running with the key on
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With key on it also does not ready battery voltage
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Check fuses in PDC and Junction Block.

Got fuel pressure at the rail? Got spark?
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Unread 04-14-2013, 03:27 PM   #11
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Yeah all of those sre good and great pressure at the rail. I just tried hooking up my scan to and it won't connect and I'm getting no reading from anything the computer controls
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And I'm also getting all idiot lights eccept check egine light when I first turn the key
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Hate to say it, but isn't the CEL the indicator of a pass of the ECU/BCM self test? So if there's no light, the ECU/BCM failed.
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I guess of all places, Harbor Freight lot is not a bad place to break down. Easier access to the tools you need to figure it out!

Definitely check out the fuses, just because they are cheap and easy to replace if needed. You can probably get the fuel pressure tester at HF for about $30, and a tool to check for spark. Hopefully you have a multi meter with you so you can check the crank position sensor. Found a diagram of how and what to check for the crank sensor.
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Hate to say it, but isn't the CEL the indicator of a pass of the ECU/BCM self test? So if there's no light, the ECU/BCM failed.
That's what I'm thinking. Becaise I have half a talk of gas and none on the guage, the temp is above whatever the lowest is on the guage and no reading and no reading on battery voltage.
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