How to get 1999 Buick century to start after added a gallon of gas after it had ran out of gas. It turns over but won't catch up to start running

Asked by Aug 04, 2017 at 06:30 PM about the 1999 Buick Century Custom Sedan FWD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

4 Answers


check for fuel pressure, a lot of times when running out of fuel you burn the pump out, or clog the fuel filter and injectors.


Give it a little spray of starter fluid down the intake, if it fires off even briefly, then for sure you have a fuel delivery problem, and most likely it is the pump as it ran dry. Also don't forget, if it is the pump, replacing the fuel filter and fuel pump relay to cover the warranty on the new pump.


I just had the same problem, didn't know what to do cause my fuel pump was turning on, tennisshoes reminded me that just because it turns on doesn't mean it works, I replaced mine and car is like a champ again, I would listen to tennisshoes


Adding one gallon of gas is probably not enough especially if the car is on a slope. Put 5 in it.

Your Answer


Looking for a Used Century in your area?

CarGurus has 17 nationwide Century listings and the tools to find you a great deal.

Postal Code:

Buick Century Experts

  • #1
    John Saffrahn
  • #2
    Tom Demyan
  • #3
    John Pate
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Buick LeSabre
9 listings starting at $4,395
Used Buick Regal
7 Great Deals out of 254 listings starting at $7,999
Used Chevrolet Impala
168 Great Deals out of 1,063 listings starting at $996
Used Chevrolet Malibu
110 Great Deals out of 1,915 listings starting at $3,485
Used Toyota Camry
94 Great Deals out of 2,315 listings starting at $2,495
Used Ford Taurus
23 Great Deals out of 322 listings starting at $2,100
Used Honda Accord
88 Great Deals out of 1,024 listings starting at $750
Used Pontiac Grand Prix
5 Great Deals out of 75 listings starting at $1,999
Used Toyota Corolla
272 Great Deals out of 4,098 listings starting at $1,400
Used Nissan Altima
117 Great Deals out of 1,450 listings starting at $2,995
Used Chevrolet Tahoe
6 Great Deals out of 747 listings starting at $3,995

Used Cars For Sale

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.