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It will still crank if it goes (if it is the pump); it just wont ever start.
Gunk in the lines could be possible, but the chances are extremely slim: the pump has a strainer on it, and then you have the filter ... I really doubt something got through between the two.
As for the O2 sensor: until the car is warmed up, it's in open loop: meaning it does not take the reading from the o2 sensor, so I'd pretty much rule that out since it sputters from the get go.
I'd drive it; if it does die, it means the engine stops, but hey, you gotta take risks sometimes.
I mean it could be something else, but given it started after you drove it with almost no gas, I'm suspecting something to do with the pump ... your mechanic will know better.
As for the codes: I know there's a code for something about fuel pump control and the injectors; if you have a light (and even if you dont you might have stored codes), have it scanned and see what you got.
Took her to Advance Auto Parts......returned 13 codes.
10 of which were related to idle control valve.
1 of which was air flow sensor (o2 sensor??? help with this one)
2 were random cylinder misfires (tune up?)
I'm going to try to pull the ICV this weekend and see if I can clean it.
Returned no codes on the fuel pump.
Sound like my best course of action?
Clean ICV, tune up, replace plugs.
Thanks for the help guys
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