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I ran out of gas, put gas in but now it wont crank up. They…

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I ran out of...

I ran out of gas, put gas in but now it wont crank up

Mechanic's Assistant: Have you checked the fuel supply? And are all the spark plugs working?

Yes they are

Mechanic's Assistant: What is the model/year of your GM?

2004 gmc yukon xl 1500 rwd

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your Yukon XL yourself? What have you tried so far?

I have tried turning the key to the on position letting in sit in the on position fir a couple of minutes then trying to start it with no success

Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?

Not really

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GM Mechanic: Edward, ASE Certified Technician replied 4 months ago
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GM Mechanic: Edward, ASE Certified Technician replied 4 months ago

Try this, try cycling the key from ON leave it for 3 seconds, then OFF, then ON leave it for 3 seconds then OFF again, about 10 times and try to crank on it for 10 seconds or so then and let me know what happens. it's likely got alot of air in the fuel lines.

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
It tries to start but doesnt
GM Mechanic: Edward, ASE Certified Technician replied 4 months ago

Alright, you don't happen to have any starting fluid you could spray into the air intake to make it run do you?

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
No i dont
GM Mechanic: Edward, ASE Certified Technician replied 4 months ago

Alright, do you have a fuel pressure gauge by chance? there is a valve on the drivers side of the engine that you screw a fuel pressure gauge to, these run around 50 psi of pressure when you turn the key on.

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GM Mechanic: Edward, ASE Certified Technician replied 4 months ago

Are you sure you ran out of gas? I'm wondering if it isn't the fuel pump itself that failed.

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
Dont have one of those either
Customer reply replied 4 months ago
Im pretty sure that we ran out of gas i really xant tell though because my gas gauge doesnt work
GM Mechanic: Edward, ASE Certified Technician replied 4 months ago

Alright, I would suggest getting some starting fluid and try spraying starting fluid in it to make it run for 15 seconds or so, after that any air in the line should be purged out, then it should run on it's on, and if it does not, you'll need to check fuel pressure next. You can borrow a fuel pressure gauge from a local auto parts store. I would then check the fuel pressure and make sure your around 50 psi. If you have fuel pressure. You've got individual coil packs on that 2004 model, so I doubt you lost spark, I believe you may have lost fuel pressure and it probably needs a fuel pump if you did. It could be the fuel pump relay as well. But I believe it's definitely fuel delivery related. Let us know if you have any further questions. Thank you.

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