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I ran out of gas and while waiting for help, I had my hazard lights on which killed the battery. I put gas in and jumped the car (kept the jumpers connected til the battery voltage got up to 13.4) but it still won't start. It will turn over but not fully start. Was told it was the fuel pump by 1 person and the fuel filter by another. How do I know what's really wrong? (No check engine light and no warning/signs that anything was wrong)

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Running out of gas is a real pain,but your pump would not fail because of this only. If you often run the tank low on fuel it will cause premature pump failure because the fuel cools the fuel pump! I suggest you check to see if you have fuel pressure at the fuel rail. If you have fuel pressure(20 to 40 psi) then check fuel volume,(about 1 pint in 30 seconds) If you have pressure but no volume your filter is most likely resricted. One easy way to check the pump is to have someone turn the ingition switch from off to run, with the fuel door open put your ear to the filler inlet and listen for the pump to run. it should run for about 3 seconds If you dont hear the pump running check the fuse and relay for the pump.If it is running replace your fuel filter(much cheaper than a pump and wont hurt to replace anyway). Hope this helps Bill

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