2005 Nissan Frontier The truck will not get fuel to the eng

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JASON Z WILSON
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2005 Nissan Frontier 6 cyl Two Wheel Drive Automatic 72 K miles

I ran out of gas completly then filled up the truck with gas but it would not get fuel to the engine I tried many times so I thought I clogged the fuel filter by running the gas tank out of gas. Then we tried hitting the gas tank with a rubber mallet no luck. Now the auto shop is saying the fuel pump relay is shorting out and they must search for the short this does not seem right to me. I feel it should be a problem with the fuel filter or fuel pump because I was stupid and ran it out of gas and tried over and over to restart it.
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Wednesday, March 3rd, 2010 AT 1:55 PM

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Tiny
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Is there a check engine light on?
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Wednesday, March 3rd, 2010 AT 2:27 PM
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No the check engine light is not on.
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Wednesday, March 3rd, 2010 AT 3:30 PM
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That sounds like a big time scam, just listen to what he said, " the fuel pump relay is shorting out and they must search for the short. Well if the relay is shorting out then replace it, it may short out again, ok, if it shorts out again then that means the fuel pump is faulty and pulling too many amps. Always get a second opinion and never go to a dealer, they will charge you whey too much. Do you hear the fuel pump come on when you turn the key to the on position, if not then change the relay, and see how it goes, if the relay pops again then change the fuel pump. But also if you have a clogged filter, then that could be causing the fuel pump to work harder, thus pulling too many amps or shorting the relay out.
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Wednesday, March 3rd, 2010 AT 4:09 PM
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I do not know if the fuel pump comes on because I'am not sure how to check it and the truck is already at the auto shop. Any other advice would be great also this site is a blessing to have thank you so much.
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Wednesday, March 3rd, 2010 AT 4:34 PM
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Thanx so much, as far as the vehicle, I just really wish you got a second and third opinion if necessary. See I think the fuel pump just might be faulty and could have burnt out. Lets put it this way, I can only diagnose from what I hear, now from what I hear, it can only be two things, the pump or the relay, the fuel pump gets cooled by the gas surrounding it. Now if you are a person that drives around with a quarter tank then over time you may cause some problems(not saying you are this type), but I think because the gas was so low and eventually ran out, it may have caused some problems. But three grand, I dont think so. You can always contact motor vehicle, and tell them your suspicions maybe they already got complaints and your complaint is what they are waiting for, see what i'm saying.?
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Wednesday, March 3rd, 2010 AT 9:10 PM

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