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Fuel pump shorted out

Took my car to the body shop for hail damage repair they left the key in the ignition , car wouldn't start ,jumped the car , the key wouldn't move ,got out the owners manual said it was a low voltage problem ... so know i have to open underneith the steering column and push the ignition cylinder the turn the key on,so then took it to get the oil changed [in the mean time the air wouldn't work either] found the fuse to the fuel pump and air is one in the same and it was strattling two spots put a new fuse back in [$15.00]now they tell me the fuel pump is shorted out [$225.00] so in summery i just can see that it seems as if someone has gotten some diagnoses wrong or someone caused this problem...PLEASE HELP , thank you ever so much if you can

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    yadayada May 11, 2010

    We have no way of knowing what caused this problem other than a crystal ball, and 2 fuse's don't cost $15, about 75 cents each, what is it you want?

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Well it sounds like a good diagnosis to me, if the fuel pump is shorting out it will blow the fuse. That is what the fuses are for, if there were no fuses when something shorted out it would blow the brain and thats several hundred dollars because you can only get it at the dealership. I hope that helps you out.

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