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1995 pontiac 2.3l ran out of fuel ran for a while now wont start


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monkeywrench
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Oct 21, 2013, 3:23 PM

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  post locked   1995 pontiac 2.3l ran out of fuel ran for a while now wont start  

1995 Pontiac grand am 2.3l, issue started when it ran out of gas after refueling ran for a while then would start dying at a stop then stopped running altogether had a check engine light code was dtc 19 changed out crank sensor cleared engine code still have a no start situation was wondering how to check ignition module and coil pack or can I take them to a parts store to be checked out? and how does one check fuel pump pressure?Unsure


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Oct 21, 2013, 4:33 PM

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  post locked   Re: 1995 pontiac 2.3l ran out of fuel ran for a while now wont start  

In tank fuel pumps are cooled and lubricated by the fuel in the tank. When you run a car out of gas, it pumps a lot of air through the pump which overheats it and causes some severe wear and many times, failure when they cool off.
You will need to use a fuel pressure gauge to verify this



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monkeywrench
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Oct 21, 2013, 8:04 PM

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  post locked   Re: 1995 pontiac 2.3l ran out of fuel ran for a while now wont start  

I have a fuel pump pressure gauge but I don't see a Schrader valve do I need to remove the fuel filter and test fuel pressure inline?


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Oct 22, 2013, 2:09 AM

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Most of them had a service port on either the incoming line or the fuel ral but iif it doesn't, you will have to use adapters to "T" into the line. You don't want to "dead head" the pressure. You want to "T" int the pressure line somewhere.



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monkeywrench
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Oct 22, 2013, 2:48 PM

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  post locked   Re: 1995 pontiac 2.3l ran out of fuel ran for a while now wont start  

 fuel pressure checks out good had the ignition module checked out at orilleys auto parts module failed the wells test , so on that piece of information I replaced it, started right up, it seems its always the most expensive part 153.00Unsure thank you for helping me out makes home repair a lot easier MW


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Oct 22, 2013, 2:56 PM

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You're welcome

Question closed now as solved



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