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Embarrassingly enough, i ran out of gas. I coasted to the side of the road and had a friend bring me gas. Now the car still wont start. I tried it so many times that the battery is now dead. When i hit the gas tank with a rubber hammer it ran for about 10 seconds before it stalled out again. I am wondering if anyone has any tips on how to get my caddy back running. Hoping i dont have to replace the fuel pump, any help is greatly appreciated.

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How much gas did you put in?

The fuel cools the pump, so running out of gas is not good.

When you turn on the key do you hear the pump run? Have someone turn on the key while you have your ear by the filler

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Ditto on how much fuel did you put in the tank???

If you are lucky, the fuse opened before the pump motor was destroyed. Check the 20A fuse labeled F/PUMP in the fuse box under the rear seat bottom cushion.

If it is a failed pump motor, it can be changed through an access panel in the trunk.

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How much gas did you put in?

The fuel cools the pump, so running out of gas is not good.

When you turn on the key do you hear the pump run? Have someone turn on the key while you have your ear by the filler

I put approximately 2-3 gallons in

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I say fuel pump went. because you said it started when you hit the tank. If youu keep tapping the tank it will usually stay running till you stop.

the good thing is that I think therre is an access under the back seat. to access the pump

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I looked at my service manual and it is not clear whether the tank must be dropped, they only had an R&R for the level sensor and they speak about an access panel.

When I look up the fuel level sensor I get this, I assume that the sender is attached to the pump?

<li type="1">Remove the rear compartment trim panel. Refer to Compartment Side Trim Replacement - RH Rear in Body Rear End. <li type="1">Remove the fuel sender access panel bolts. <li type="1">Remove the fuel sender access panel

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1998 to 2004 Sevilles have an access panel in the trunk as stated in my earlier post that apparently no one has read.

Jim

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Use your cell phone.

CHOOSE ONE !

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1998 to 2004 Sevilles have an access panel in the trunk as stated in my earlier post that apparently no one has read.

You are correct, I dont think anyone saw your statement, and then they including myself got confused when you said simply "wrong". I think we thought you were implying that the tank needed to be dropped. It had me so confused that i went to the manual to see it, and THEN I didnt even believe the manual.

It would have been clearer if you said, NOPE not under the seat, as I noted above, you can access it from the trunk. Wrong sent me on a wild goose chase.

I am guilty of not fully reading your post above

Pre-1995 - DTC codes OBD1  >>

1996 and newer - DTC codes OBD2 >> https://www.obd-codes.com/trouble_codes/gm/obd_codes.htm

How to check for codes Caddyinfo How To Technical Archive >> http://www.caddyinfo.com/wordpress/cadillac-how-to-faq/

Cadillac History & Specifications Year by Year  http://www.motorera.com/cadillac/index.htm

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oh. Thats what I was thinking also. I was mistaken, the access is in the trunk froward of the spare tire well, correct?

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