94 GEO Tracker want start after it ran out of gas

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Old 01-23-03, 02:01 PM
kevin18
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Question 94 GEO Tracker want start after it ran out of gas

Hello, I have a 94 Tracker 1.6L electronic fuel injection and one morning on my way to work it died. I think I ran out of gas becouse it was on empty (learned my lesson) But if you spray starting fluid in it it will run but when it burns it up it just dies. If anyone has any suggestions i would be greatful thx kevin
 

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Old 01-23-03, 05:52 PM
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Wasted in-tank fuel pump.

When running low or empty on fuel, you starve the pump for cooling, lubrication and pick up crap in the tank. Never fall below a 1/4 tank or so on a fuel injected car. It's bad business.
 
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Old 01-23-03, 06:11 PM
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ok so what is wrong with it ?
 

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Old 01-23-03, 06:22 PM
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Joe is saying your fuel pump is bad.
 
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Old 01-23-03, 07:58 PM
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no it ain't it pumps gas i think it is the throtle adjustment sensor
 
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Old 01-24-03, 06:43 AM
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Why would the TPS go bad after you ran out of gas? The pump may pump, it may just not pump enough. Did you ran a pressure check on the pump?
 
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Old 01-24-03, 07:33 AM
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If you knew the TPS was bad, you wouldn't be asking us .

The pump is bad (wasted) and needs to be replaced. If you want to convince yourself, do a fuel pressure check with a gauge and it should reveal a wiped pump.
 
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Old 01-24-03, 03:21 PM
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Here is the repair procedure:

1) Remove plates.
2) Call up wrecking yard.
Optional step: Hit with sledgehammer to take out frustration.
3) Pay wrecker to take this heap. Tip wrecker driver for helping to keep the city clean of junk.
4) Buy bus ticket.
5) Wait for bus.
6) Take bus to auto school, but do not pass Go, and do not repair vehicle.
7) Watch truck get squished in junkyard.
 

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