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Fuel pump losing prime overnight?

The longer my 1996 Dodge Ram 2500 Diesel sits, the longer I have to crank the engine to get it started. I assume the fuel system is losing pressure over time, but I don't know how to check it or where to look. Any help would be appreciated.

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  • lowrider_hd Mar 06, 2009

    If that pickup pump is defective, is there an aftermarket solution so that removal of the fuel tank would be unnecessary?

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U need to do a fuel pressure leak down test to see if the pickup pump in the fuel tank is defective, the check valve (keeps fuel line pressureized) is built into the pump.

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  • nignokk Feb 23, 2011

    The 1996 dodge with 5.9 cummins doesn't have a fuel pump in the tank.

  • AbleWelder
    AbleWelder Apr 19, 2014

    It has a lift pump on the motor

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