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Old 01-12-2011, 11:15 PM
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I need a little help

my little cousin has 2003 chevy tahoe and he was sitting letting it run and it ran out off gas. When we went and got some gas and put it in there it wouldn't start but the fuel pump does come on. Could it be air trap in the line and if so how do you bleed it off. i had turn it off and on to try to prime it up still the same results. tomorrow i am gonna take one of the lines off the see what it does cause i don't think it has a bleeder valve. so if anyone could be of help it would gladly be appreciated.

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Old 01-13-2011, 06:47 PM
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You should be able to turn the key over 5 or 6 times to re-fill the fuel lines and it should start back up, Unless the fuel filter sucked up some trash when it was running out of gas, Might need a new fuel filter while your at it. JMO


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Pump could be junk as well. The pump relies on the fuel for cooling. In an empty tank they don't live long. Just because you can hear it does not mean it is working.
You generally don't need to bleed the fuel lines on a gasoline vehicle.
Are you sure it actually ran out of gas. did you check for gas at the fuel rail. You could try a little gas in the intake to see if it starts.
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