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Old 05-11-2012, 07:54 PM   #1
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Ran outta gas & now my 93 won't start

Please help, I was driving my husband's 93 wrangler and I ran out of gas (the fuel gas doesn't work properly) and after putting 5 gallons in I can't get it started. What I know is it's a 4.0 with MPI system. Can someone help me on diagnosing the problem.

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Old 05-11-2012, 08:05 PM   #2
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Hopefully you are at home by now and still not out on the side of the road but it is probably the fuel filter. When you run a vehicle out of gas you evacuate all the gas in the gas tank including everything in the bottom of the tank which clogs the fuel filter. The location of the filter is on the frame rail on the drivers side right behind the rear wheel. 5$ part maybe 7$ ,13 mm socket and a screwdriver.

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Old 05-11-2012, 08:08 PM   #3
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If not your filter, may be your pump. i know in some vehicles, gas cools then fuel pump. if the pump runs dry, you risk burning it up.
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Old 05-11-2012, 08:09 PM   #4
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Another thing, if you are on the side of the road and the vehicle is tilted drastically as some road shoulders are, even though you put 5gal. of gas in it there is not enough to cover the fuel pickup. Hope this helps and you make it home.
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A tow truck took me home and then my husband came home and said he pushed a button on the fuel rod to release a vapor lock. It started right up, but thank you for all your help. XOXOXO
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