How to Start a Car That Ran Out of Gas With Fuel Injection?

When you’re driving on a cold winter day, you might find that your car has run out of gas. This is a frustrating situation, but it’s easy to handle if you know how to start the car with fuel injection.

The first thing you need to do is turn on your headlights and open all of the windows. Then, turn off the ignition and remove the key from the ignition switch. If there are any lights on inside the car, turn them off as well. Open your fuel door and check for any fuel in the tank by removing your fuel cap and looking down into the tank itself.

If there is no fuel in your gas tank, then you will need to add some before attempting to start it again. If there’s enough fuel left in your tank that you can add more without draining it completely dry, then go ahead and add it now.

The next step is to fill up a container with gasoline from another vehicle or from an outside source like a gas station or other business that sells gasoline for cars. Then pour some of this gasoline into your vehicle’s empty gas tank until full don’t worry about overfilling.

Start the car with fuel injection

If you have a fuel-injected car, it’s more complicated to start it if it ran out of gas. The first thing you need to do is either get some fuel or make your own. You can use rubbing alcohol or ether.

Turn the key on but don’t start the car

If your car has run out of gas, there are a few things you can try to get it started. First, turn the key on but don’t start the car. You’ll want to let it sit for at least 15 minutes. This will allow any extra fuel in the system to be burned off and help prevent damage to your engine when you start it up again.

If you still have problems after letting your car sit for 15 minutes, try starting it again. If that doesn’t work, you may need to call a tow truck or mechanic for assistance.

Pull out the fuel pump fuse in the engine compartment

Pull out the fuel pump fuse in the engine compartment. Then, remove the fuel pump relay from under the hood and disconnect it from its plug. Insert a piece of wire into the connector’s out position and reconnect it to its plug. Turn on your car and see if it starts.

Wait for about 10 seconds

It’s easy to get a car started when it runs out of gas, no matter what kind of car you have. The first thing you want to do is wait for about 10 seconds. This will give the fuel injection system time to clear itself while the engine is off and not sucking in any air.

Turn the key in the ignition but don’t try starting the car yet. Wait another 10 seconds without turning on the ignition and then try starting your car again.

Put the fuse back in and start the car

Put the fuse back in and start the car. Then, turn off the ignition and let it sit for a few minutes. This will give you enough time to find an assistant who will help you push your car to an area where it can get some better traction. Once your car is in position, push down on the gas pedal slightly to rev up the engine, but don’t hold it down too far, or else you’ll flood the engine just enough so that when you hit go again, there’s enough extra gas left over in the tank to start up without any problems at all.


There are many different ways to start a car that has run out of gas. The method you choose will depend on the type of engine you have and what type of fuel injection system your car has. The best way to determine which method is right for you is to consult your owner’s manual.

Steven Hatman
Steven Hatman

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