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Fuel pump on 2001 Dodge Ram Diesel 2500

Do fuel pumps go out immediately or will they cause the engine to sputter, similar to water in fuel mixture, and kick right back on again and the engine acts fine?

Example: I was on my way to work, truck sputtered like it had water in fuel and after about 1-2 minutes it was fine,but while it was sputtering i didn't know if I was going to make it to work. Left work, truck was fine. Next morning, it did the same thing again. Then on the way home, the truck sputtered and quit completely.

Pulled the fuel filter and there was only about 1/4 inch diesel in the filter. Am i looking at changing the fuel pump?

Appreciate any help!!

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  • cshiner Feb 13, 2009

    Thanks for the info! Do you know where the transfer pump is?

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Dont want to sound like a smart a$$ but the fuel tank u know it is full. If it is full the transferpump is the probible cause.

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  • 79 NOVA Feb 13, 2009

    The transferpump is on the driverside of the engine below filter housing. It should be electric pump.

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