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Car won't start after running out of fuel
I ran out of diesel but when I refueled the car won't start. It turns over but won't catch.
Do I need to prime the pump, and if so how? It's a Mercedes-Benz C-Class W203.

Asked on 29 October 2011 by mercmoan

Answered by Honest John
Yes, you need to get the airlock out of the fuel system. There will be a bleed screw on the fuel filter.
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