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Car died, won't start L light on at ignition

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I seem to have ran out of gas today on my way home from work. The car lost power momentarily going into a stop light then completely died once I stopped.


Initial diagnosis: I ran out of gas ( I have never ran out of gas before). My friend helps push me to a safe location off the road.

I get a gallon of gas from the gas station, fill up and try to start the engine. I am able to get the car to crank, but no start.


Second diagnosis: I am not getting any spark; the fuel filter has gas in it, the jets pump gas upon pushing down the throttle. The car cranks but it won't start.

I checked the cap and rotor for corrosion looks good for the most part with a bit of carbon on the surface. There doesn't seem to be any loose wiring in the ignition that I am able to see.

I am not quite sure what else could be causing the problem, the car cranks just like normal. 

Any ideas??


Thanks in advance.

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I am dealing with the same issue and it happened the same exact way. I replaced the coil already right away since they are cheap but after doing some testing it appears the issue is most likely the distributor. I ll let you know if I get my car running. Keep me updated as well if you get it runnig before me.

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