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Altima ran out of gas and wont start anymore

It will turn over a few times then makes a clicking sound could there be air in the fuel line or is it more than that?

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It is the starter chattering because the battery is probably shot

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Sound like battery is run down charge battery it should start .

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Your clicking aounds like you have a low battery or bad connection. Ck both battery cables at the battery. Remove, clen, inspect and reinstall. If the battery is dead, you may have a charging system problem and your car didn't run out of fuel, The fuel pump quit because of the battery. Good Luck

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