Post by RZ
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 ????
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.