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I know there is not one on the 96 models. I fought a fuiel pump related
issue on our 96. There are several sensors that must be working before
the fuel pump will run. Start with the crankshaft sensor, then look at
the camshaft sensor, finally there is a relay that actually runs the
fuel pump. The relay should be under the hood with the fuses.
use reset switches on the fuel pump circuit. The only company I know of
that does is Ford and Ford companies like Mazda and Jaguar.
Here's the procedure for checking the fuel pump. I would 1st change the fuel filter, 2nd would be to scan for engine codes (free service at most parts stores), then check pressure (on a cool day, below 70 degrees) Good luck, let me know what u find. Curt
1996 Dodge Truck Dakota 2WD 2.5L SFI 4cyl
The Fuel System Pressure
44-54 PSI (Pounds per Square Inch)
Vent the fuel tank vapors by loosening the fuel cap
and unplug the injector wiring harness from the main
engine wiring harness. The next step is to
attach an electrical jumper between a solid
ground and the fuel injector terminal pin number 1.
Next, connect an electrical jumper between the battery
positive post and injector terminal pin number 2
for a period of time not to exceed 4 seconds. This
serves to bleed down pressure from the fuel system.
Install a fuel pressure gauge on the fuel rail service
test port and energize the fuel pump. This will bring
the system to a stabilized fuel pressure that can be
visually verified on the gauge.
I would check voltage at the fuel pump relay, and check for resistance in the wirring from relay to pump. It is common for a fuel pump develope a dead spot as you describe it. Is what actually happens most of the time is that the pump gets week enough so that it will not start with fuel pressure load and run fine without load. Can not say for shure weather your fuel pump is bad or not as I do not Know What led you to the conclusion that it was not working. If you are confident that lack of fuel pressure was your trouble I would bet the fuel pump is the problem.