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Old 25 May 2011, 10:48 am
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I have a 2003 Automatic Pt Cruiser,I was very low on gas yesterday so I driving to to gas it up when my car just died;I thought this was because I ran out of gas so I put some into the tank but it still won't start whatsoever the lights and radio come on,and it turns like it wants to start but nothing happens,what could this be?
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Old 25 May 2011, 10:58 am
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If you run it all the way out of gas your fuel pump starts sucking air and any gunk that might be residing at the bottom of your gas tank.

If you get an air bubble in the fuel system priming the pump a few times (key off, on, off, on, off, then start) may help to build up pressure. Also you may have to use some starter fluid to get things to light back off.

If you've sucked up the gunk at the bottom of the tank it may have clogged the fuel filter, which would need to be replaced.

Suffice to say, hopefully you've learned your lesson and will fill up when it hits a quarter tank from now on.
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Old 25 May 2011, 11:22 am
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well keep in minde the fule filter is IN THE FUEL TANK
not a fun job what year car??? how many miles????lots of question need way more info
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Old 25 May 2011, 11:43 am
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Don't know what your mileage is, could be a timing belt break. What would be the odds?

There is a pun in there somewhere.
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Old 26 May 2011, 03:44 pm
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I had it towed to a garage,and he told me it was the timing chain(?) so hopefully this was the only thing wrong with it
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Old 26 May 2011, 04:02 pm
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I hope they told you how much that was going to cost cause its expensive
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Old 26 May 2011, 05:03 pm
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...and I hope he knows more about it than calling it a timing "chain" or your really in trouble.
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Old 26 May 2011, 05:14 pm
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that could be BAD...............
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Old 06 Jun 2011, 06:49 pm
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Ill give you a hint on this, i changed one of these, THIS is NOT fun!!! its not a project for a novice, ill tell you. (i changed the belt and the water pump because it was overheating) Turns out it was too far gone afterwards though, head was cracked...
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