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1996 dodge ram 5.2 with a hard start.

My fuel pressure was at 40psi and I smelled gas. Eventually it leaked from the quick connect on the new pump. I replaced that. Psi now at 48. I checked the asd and starter and fuel system relay. All good. It shows no codes so I am guessing the crank sensor is good. Last year I replaced the starter solenoid because it arced after replacing the plugs, cables, and cap. It doesn't arc but it doesn't start like it used to. Any ideas?

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  • rowanimal Mar 05, 2009

    I replaced the coil when I replaced the fuel pump. It arced but it doesn't now

  • rowanimal Mar 05, 2009

    I was under the impression that a truck would not run much at all with a bad crank sensor. It runs like a dream after the long crank time, which doesn't always happen. There is also no code 11. The guy at napa told me my pump' pressure should be 34psi. I checked mine at the rail, its running at 48psi.

  • rowanimal Mar 05, 2009

    I might need to wait until tomorrow to borrow the gauge. I don't recall exactly how fast it dropped last time but i don't think it was fast. What are you thinking? I am just wondering what i might expect. Thanks.

  • rowanimal Mar 10, 2009

    Sorry for the delay. I checked the pressure again today. It is steady at 48psi. It dropped down to about 41 after 20-30 minutes. Does that pressure also reflect the return line?

  • mike loshbough
    mike loshbough May 11, 2010

    well it should hold the pressure and not bleed off more than 5psi in 15minutes.

  • mike loshbough
    mike loshbough May 11, 2010

    your right about no code 11 then scrap the crank idea .turn key on with fuel gauge attached build the pressure then turn key off and see if the pressure drops off

  • mike loshbough
    mike loshbough May 11, 2010

    your left with crank sensor then

  • mike loshbough
    mike loshbough May 11, 2010

    have you tried a new coil?

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