Does not start

Tiny
FILO MENDEZ
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  • 1998 NISSAN
  • 2.4L
  • 156,000 MILES
I ran out of gas then l put some in, but now it does not start.
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Thursday, April 20th, 2017 AT 12:52 PM

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Tiny
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You may have not put enough gas in. Most gas tanks have a bowl in the middle and the fuel pick-up screen sits in there. That bowl prevents the gas from running to the side of the tank and away from the pick-up screen when cornering, and the level is low. Once you run out of gas, you need to add enough so the level gets high enough to spill over into that bowl. When I run out with my minivan, the engine will not restart unless I put in at least five gallons.
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Thursday, April 20th, 2017 AT 3:48 PM
Tiny
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I did and also got an electric ponpa now they say that no electricity is on the plugs
No spark
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Sunday, April 23rd, 2017 AT 2:04 AM
Tiny
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No spark should not be caused by running out of gas. The only possibility I can think of is the gas is needed to cool the fuel pump. When you run out, the pump could run hot, and it might have blown a fuse. That fuse is often the same one that feeds the ignition system.

Listen for the hum of the fuel pump for one second when you turn on the ignition switch. If you do not hear that, start by checking the fuses inside the car and under the hood.
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Monday, April 24th, 2017 AT 7:18 PM
Tiny
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There is gas coming in course I got. An electric pump and also there is a spark in the plugs but don't start unless spray same carburetor spray cleaner
Runs for a very short time
What this: can be
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Wednesday, April 26th, 2017 AT 1:22 AM
Tiny
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The next step would be to have your mechanic connect a scanner to read the diagnostic fault codes. If there are any, those will direct him to the circuit or system that needs to be diagnosed. The scanner will also let him fire the injectors individually to see if those circuits are working. The fuel pressure must be checked with a pressure gauge too. If it is too low, the engine won't run.
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Wednesday, April 26th, 2017 AT 3:06 PM

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