I started my 1999 Pontiac Grand Prix SE this morning to head out to work and before I geared it cut off. Thinking I'd run out of gas,because my gas hand does't work I put five $ into the tank by can

Asked by Apr 20, 2017 at 11:52 AM about the 1999 Pontiac Grand Prix 4 Dr SE Sedan

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

The car won't start and it's been running fine

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If you did run out of gas you may have burned out the fuel pump motor. The fuel pump motor is cooled and lubricated by the gasoline flowing through it. When the pump is run dry it can burn out very quickly! Turn on the ignition key but don't try to start the engine. You should be able to hear the fuel pump run for about 5 seconds. If not, fuel pump is most likely bad. Try hitting the bottom center of the gas tank with a hammer. If that gets you going it's definitely the fuel pump. HTH. -Jim

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And if it does get you going it will only be for a short time. Don't try to go too far or you'll have a big towing bill as well.

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