Does not start and keeps blowing fuses

Tiny
MANNY!!
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  • 2005 NISSAN SENTRA
  • 1.8L
  • 4 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 140,000 MILES
I already changed the radiator and the battery and still nothing. My dad did put gas on the throttle and it started but after like 10 seconds it turned back off. I don't know what is wrong with it. I was trying to check the fuel pump relay but I don't know where it is located at. And the headlights don't turn on, neither do the radio and the dashboard does not turn on either. I don't know if it's an electrical problem. What else could it be?
I changed the fuses but it keeps burning them.
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Tuesday, October 20th, 2020 AT 4:50 PM

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Tiny
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Hi,

If it ran when you put fuel in the throttle body, then it isn't getting fuel. What fuses keep blowing? I attached a pic below that shows locations of the fuel pump relay and fuses. Are these the fuses that are blowing?

If not, have you checked fuel pump pressure?

Let me know.
Joe
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Tuesday, October 20th, 2020 AT 6:24 PM
Tiny
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Sorry, I meant to say that I changed the alternator not radiator, lol. The fuse that keeps on blowing is in the fuse box located on the driver's side when you pop the coin case. Its position 22 and it's a 10amp fuse. I tried finding a fuse diagram for my car listed above (1.8s) to make sure the order was correct and if it was the correct number fuse but I couldn't find it anywhere. So if the car isn't getting fuel would that be due to a bad fuel pump or relay? Also what would cause the cluster, radio and headlights not to work or show anything, but my horn works.
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Tuesday, October 20th, 2020 AT 7:03 PM
Tiny
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Hi,

Fuse 22 is a 15 amp fuse for the cigarette lighter. See pic 1.

If that keeps blowing, check to make sure a coin didn't drop down inside where the lighter would go.

Let's start with the headlights. Look at pic 2. I circled two fuses I need you to check. When checking, also check if there is power to the fuse as well as power out from it.

Here is a link you may find helpful:

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-check-a-car-fuse

As far as the fuel pump, it could be bad or it may not be getting power. I need you to check fuses 17 and 29 in the fuse box behind the dash, left side. See the pic from above. Also, make sure they are getting power both in and out.

Let me know what you find.

Joe

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Tuesday, October 20th, 2020 AT 7:25 PM
Tiny
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And the lock button is not working either and same thing for the trunk. So I think that it might be a electrical problem. How can I know what it is?
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Saturday, October 24th, 2020 AT 1:50 PM
Tiny
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And I have not checked the fuel pressure. I don't know how.
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Saturday, October 24th, 2020 AT 1:51 PM
Tiny
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Hi,

For some reason, I have pics of the fuse boxes, but no legend to tell me what each does. So, I had to look at a wiring schematic. I attached a pic below. In the under hood fuse box, check to see if fuse 29 is good. That is the fuel pump fuse. If it is, located the fuel pump relay and if there is another one with the same part number, switch them to see if that makes a difference.

Here is a link explaining how to check test a fuse and for power to the fuse:

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-check-a-car-fuse

If the fuses are good, see if the car starts for a couple seconds using starting fluid. If it starts and then stalls, we know it is a fuel related issue.

If you want, here is a link that explains how to test fuel pressure:

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-check-fuel-system-pressure-and-regulator

Let me know what you find.

Joe
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Saturday, October 24th, 2020 AT 11:25 PM

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