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Wont start after running out of gas

(1994 Honda Accord)
in Shreveport, LA on November 19, 2009
I ran out of gas and then put 5 gallons of gas in the car and it wont start at all now.
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on January 05, 2010
It is possible that the fuel pump is bad ,but I would go the cheaper route and verify that the fuel filter is not plugged. Being that you ran out of gas the sediment often found at the bottom of fuel tanks can cause plugging of the filter. For Fuel pump operation You Might want to check Fuel pump fuse. Some times You might listen for the fuel pump sound by turning the ignition switch to the "ON" postion.
on November 19, 2009
The fuel not only allows for the engine to run, but it lubricates the fuel pump, and if you run your engine low on fuel regularly, or you run it out of fuel, you risk damaging the fuel pump. You'll need to check the fuel pressure to verify this is the problem, as there may be something else, but I would check this first.
Good Luck
on November 19, 2009
Hey rj,
You'll need a fuel pressure gauge that can connect up to the fuel system on your vehicle. For more info, get a repair manual. You might find a free manual here: or go to and get an online repair manual subscription. These should have info on the type of gauge and where to connect it, the fuel pressure specifications and other troubleshooting information.
on November 19, 2009
what do I need to do to check the fuel pressure?
on October 16, 2010
go to There's a review on that web site which addresses this issue. It begins "At 125,000 miles"; keep reading this review and you'll find out about your problem.
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