2000 E-250 ran out of gas won't start now put 3 gallons gas used ether new battery new fuel pump relay.

Asked by Jan 02, 2016 at 04:22 PM about the 2000 Ford E-250

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

ran out of gas won't start now put 3 gallons gas used ether new battery new
fuel pump relay.Fires for a split second with the ether.It did run before running
out of gas.the inside the kick panel is still set.Banged on the gas tank thinking
maybe the fuel pick up may have been stuck.

7 Answers

10,060

not impossible that you ruined your fuel pump. they can be damaged by running low on gas or out of gas, especially if this isn't the first time. You should be able to hear your fuel pump cycle when you turn the key to the on position, if not then you need to see if you are getting any fuel pressure. by the way, you should use carb cleaner and not ether. It has lubricants in it that wont dry out cylinder walls.

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.
Best Answer
142,845

Running out of gas, or habitually driving it low on gas, can burn up the fuel pump. The gas is the coolant, and the pump is trying to pump gas that's not there and will overheat and fail. Just one possibility. Since it does fire up on ether, it's fuel starvation issue, not spark

2 out of 2 people think this is helpful.
142,845

HI mikeatpriestlake we were typing at same time. But at least we agree

2 out of 2 people think this is helpful.
10,060

Hi FordNut, happy new year. I bow to your wisdom.

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.
142,845

Thanks for the compliment, and Happy New year right back at ya!

2 out of 2 people think this is helpful.

mikeatpriestlake , Thanks Mike the carb cleaner work better than regular starting fluid.I think I sprayed too much carb cleaner in the second time.First time fired,second time I was able to actually rev the motor. Revving the motor helped until I had a backfire,(leave the dog house on!)and I had to blow out a small fire from the backfire.It's starts and I thank you for your information.

10,060

Glad to help.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

E-250

Looking for a Used E-250 in your area?

CarGurus has thousands of nationwide listings and the tools to find you a great deal.

Postal Code:

Shortcuts

Search Ford E-250 Questions

Ford E-250 Experts

#1 FordNut
FordNut
Reputation 190
#2 zzski
zzski
Reputation 100
#3 chassy
chassy
Reputation 80
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Ford E-Series Cargo
14 Great Deals out of 132 listings starting at $4,850
Used Ford E-Series Wagon
38 listings starting at $7,000
Used Chevrolet Express Cargo
9 Great Deals out of 289 listings starting at $3,450
Used Ford F-250 Super Duty
20 Great Deals out of 436 listings starting at $6,495
Used Ford E-350
11 listings
Used Ford E-150
1 listing
Used Ford Transit Cargo
220 listings starting at $26,445
Used Ford F-150
450 Great Deals out of 7,272 listings starting at $900
Used GMC Savana Cargo
10 Great Deals out of 322 listings starting at $3,995
Used Ford F-250
2 listings
Used Honda Odyssey
6 Great Deals out of 460 listings starting at $3,300
Used Mercedes-Benz Sprinter
19 listings starting at $34,072
Used Ford Explorer
37 Great Deals out of 1,019 listings starting at $2,995