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Old 02-25-2013, 10:47 AM
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Car won't start, brake light comes on

Little backstory: parked my car knowing I was low on gas (very low) and would get some next time I drove but I went out there and it wouldn't start up, 90% thinking because its bone dry. Every try (like 10) it got a little closer to starting and when it finally did it died so it had to be no gas. After that it wouldn't even try to turn over. I know it's not the battery because all the lights turn on and radio plays still so my friend took me to fill a gas can and put about a gallon in the tank. When I try to start it the brake light turns on, and no noise is made at all under the hood. Anyone know what this means or how I can fix it?
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Re: Car won't start, brake light comes on

Checked it out again and there is a humming noise at the second click, which I'm guessing is the fuel pump, and the same humming noise when I push to the third click. Also checked the fuses and they are all ok.
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Re: Car won't start, brake light comes on

Try jumping the car with another known good car.

You most likely drained the batt just enough from tryna start it so many times that there's just enough juice for all the electrical/gauges to work, but not enough to crank it which requires MUCH more juice.
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Re: Car won't start, brake light comes on

It means you shoulda put gas in sooner. Sometimes there's enough juice left to power the lights, but not enough to start the car. Especially if it's been cold outside.
Now ya gotta re-prime your fuel system too.
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Re: Car won't start, brake light comes on

Just tried jumper cables and it still wouldn't even turn over :(
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