Ran out of gas, now car won't stay on.

Asked by Aug 04, 2017 at 04:06 PM about the 2003 Chevrolet S-10

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

My truck ran out of gas, and wouldn't start back up. That was over a month
ago, and we've just kind of let it sit in our driveway. I jumped it today and I
heard the fuel pump and it started. It only stayed running for a few minutes
then shut off. What can I do to troubleshoot the problem so I don't end up
buying a ton of parts that I don't need?

2 Answers

10

you would need a fuel pressure gauge and make sure the fuel pressure stays constant or if it drops off if it does then one of two things could happen a bad fuel pump or a clogged strainer or fuel fillter

1 of 1 people found this helpful.
2,045

I would also recommend adding 2 - 3 gallons of gas. If it ran out, you may need extra in the tank if the truck is not on level ground.

Your Answer

Chevrolet S-10 Experts

  • #1
    Andrew Olsen
    Reputation
    2,510
  • #2
    John Saffrahn
    Reputation
    1,050
  • #3
    Trebor66
    Reputation
    1,030
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Chevrolet Colorado
19 Great Deals out of 2,028 listings starting at $1,999
Used Ford Ranger
64 Great Deals out of 323 listings starting at $2,900
Used Toyota Tacoma
39 Great Deals out of 1,081 listings starting at $7,950
Used Chevrolet Silverado 1500
191 Great Deals out of 11,141 listings starting at $1,700
Used Ford F-150
649 Great Deals out of 12,626 listings starting at $3,000
Used GMC Sonoma
13 listings starting at $7,950
Used Nissan Frontier
33 Great Deals out of 525 listings starting at $5,880
Used Dodge Dakota
9 Great Deals out of 145 listings starting at $888
Used GMC Sierra 1500
241 Great Deals out of 11,187 listings starting at $399
Used GMC Canyon
23 Great Deals out of 1,739 listings starting at $3,795
Used Chevrolet Blazer
16 listings starting at $1,700
Used Dodge Ram 1500
47 Great Deals out of 503 listings starting at $3,488
Used Chevrolet Tahoe
9 Great Deals out of 800 listings starting at $3,995
Used Jeep Wrangler
110 Great Deals out of 2,060 listings starting at $3,990
Used Chevrolet Avalanche
5 Great Deals out of 186 listings starting at $2,000

Used Cars For Sale

2003 Chevrolet S-10 For Sale
3 listings starting at $3,495
2002 Chevrolet S-10 For Sale
2 listings starting at $5,995

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.