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My son's 2011 kia optima ran out of gas put about 1 gallons

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My son's 2011 kia optima ran out of gas put about 1 gallons in, will not start turns over he said but will not start. Also the check engine light is on.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Kia
Expert:  internal88 replied 1 year ago.

Hello, I'm Brandon - Kia tech.

If the engine is cranking and it cannot start then there is a chance the fuel pump went bad.

Also you need to scan the vehicle's computer for the check engine light trouble code. By using an OBD2 scanner which cost about $70 , you can retrieve the code from the car. Autozone could also do this service for you.

Once you can get the code, I can define it for you.

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