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2002 Seville SLS...ran out of gas...


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My wife ran out of gas...car did restart after putting fuel in....cars seems to "chug" when running now...any ideas, maybe an injecter not primed or a bad fuel filter??? any help with this is appreciated....

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If you ran the tank dry you may have sucked water that was in the tank into the fuel system it may take time to clear. Try a bottle of drygas.. Also, fuel in the tank cools the fuel pump, that said, an empty tank is never good. You should check fuel pressure with a gage attached to the fuel rail.

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If you ran the tank dry you may have sucked water that was in the tank into the fuel system it may take time to clear. Try a bottle of drygas.. Also, fuel in the tank cools the fuel pump, that said, an empty tank is never good. You should check fuel pressure with a gage attached to the fuel rail.

Also check for codes

i would venture to say that it sounds like when it ran too low it may have sucked up something other than gas causing it to not run properly. It shouldnt take long with a bottle of dry gas and new gas. I do not recommend filling the tank too much though because if the fuel pump is the issue you want as little gas in the tank possible to drop the tank.

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I do not recommend filling the tank too much though because if the fuel pump is the issue you want as little gas in the tank possible to drop the tank.

For the record; it is not necessary to "drop the tank" to replace the fuel pump assembly on a '98 - '04 Seville.

Also applies to 2000+ Deville models.

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lol i am so used to doing it by dropping the tank, I have only ever done one that i didnt have to drop the tank because there was an access under the back seat B)

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ive always heard that running injectors with no gas ruins them. And maybe this guy has heard the same thing suggesting maybe the injectors are the problem. I think everyone elses solutions sound good but what are some opinions on injectors being ruined by running dry?

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I had to replace a fuel pump and filter once after running a 95 Nissan Sentra (it wasn't my car) out of gas. Sediment in the bottom of the tank clogged the sending unit in the pump. I changed the filter as well for good measure. This car had over 250k miles on it.

Then I had a 92 Buick Century with the 3.2 engine, fuel injected. The gas gauge didn't always work right, and I ran it out of gas 3 times in the 8 months I owned it...but never had a problem with it running poorly afterward, Ever. This car had only 48k miles on it.

I don't know for sure if there is a direct link to problems being caused by an injector running "dry". I've never had it happen to me. If it's running poorly my first guess would be the filter or the pump, personally.

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lol i am so used to doing it by dropping the tank, I have only ever done one that i didnt have to drop the tank because there was an access under the back seat B)

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