03 Silverado ran out of gas and won't start - Please help


I have a 2003 Silverado truck. Today we ran out of gas. We have filled the gas tank, but the truck will not start. It will turn over, but not start. We checked all the fuzes and don’t know where to go from here. Can someone tell us what might be causing the problem?

Thanks in advance

Open the gas cap and listen down the fill tube. Have someone turn the ignition switch to the run position so that the dash lights come on. You should hear the fuel pump run for a second or two and then stop. If you don’t hear this, the fuel pump probably got fried when you ran out of gas.


The fuel pump might have pumped air into the fuel lines. Disconnect the fuel hose near the engine, aim the hose at a catch container, turn the ignition key to RUN for three seconds, OFF, RUN for three seconds, and repeat several times. This should allow the fuel pump to push any air out of the line.