My 1999 Pontiac Montana ran out of fuel. I put a couple of jerry cans of
fuel back in the tank, but when I try to start the engine, the starter turns
the motor over, but it will not start. When I turn the key, I don't get the
usual humming sound of the fuel pump engaging. I checked the fuse for the
fuel pump circuit, and it is OK. I suspect that there is a fuel pump reset
switch that needs to be reset because the fuel tank ran empty. The problem
is I don't know where it is located, and there is no mention of it in the
Can anyone tell me where I can find the fuel pump reset switch ????
No reset switch. If you don't hear the pump check the fuse first then
the fuel pump relay.
Try jumping the fuel pump power feed direct to the battery.
If none of this makes the pump operate, your pump failed.
A lot of in-tank fuel pumps depend on the fuel for cooling. Run them dry
and it could be time for a new fuel pump.
Could you just have air in the line and you're not hearing the pump?
I helped a girl who ran her car dry.
After putting fuel in the tank, I 'vented' the pressure on the fuel rail and
then turned the key on, and it would buzz for a second. I had to do that
a number of time till I finally got the engine to fire. I SUSPECT that
was air in the line and it built up pressure, but I would have never thought
there would be enough to keep the pump from running.
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