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Starting the 1997 Dodge Ramm 2500 van

Recently, the van wouldn't start. So, my husband replaced the fuel pump after checking the carburator to see if fuel was going through it. Which, it wasn't. It may start for just a few seconds then dies. It just had a tune up and all kinds of work done in the shop. If my husband pours gasoline into the carburator it will start then die. What could it be?

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  • millersjld Sep 24, 2008

    The fuel filter is in the fuel pump in the tank. It's all one unit.

    He just got an ohmmeter but is having trouble trying to figure out how to use it. So, as soon as he figures it out he will check the voltage and fuses.LOL. This has become a nightmare. Thank you for your responses.

  • millersjld Oct 05, 2008

    Still haven't fixed the problem but we became so busy that he hasn't got out there to mess with it yet. I'll let you know what happens next time he works on it. Thanks.

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    pat murray May 11, 2010

    check for battery voltage at fuel pump if no voltage chek fuses


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Have not heard back so i assume you have solved this issue ?

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Did your husband change the fuel filter?

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