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Dies while on the road hard to restart acts like it is out of fue

My 2004 2500 ram diesel just died with 43,000 miles on it.
It acted like it runs out of fuel.
I was told it is a 1 year model with a single fuel pump system that has issues.
Why do I need to convert to a 2 pump system? ($500 + labor)
I am told there is a 1 month wait as there are 122 on back order now.

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  • ahart545 Apr 20, 2009

    I was told this model year did not have a lift pump. Only a fuel pump on the fuel filter (this pump died) and a high pressure pump on the rail.

  • ahart545 Apr 20, 2009

    This pump is no longer available from the dealer. They say a lift pump needs to be added to preserve the high pressure pump. They sell the kit complete with all wiring and fuses. Have you ever heard of this problem?

  • ahart545 Apr 20, 2009

    Thanks, emissionwiz, I am a diesel virgin so I must rely on the expertise of others. I have a used pump coming from Omaha.

  • kjncowboy May 25, 2009

    Same issue. And when it does start it now blows white smoke.

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    yadayada May 11, 2010

    replace that pump, that is the low pressure pump.

  • yadayada
    yadayada May 11, 2010

    does the low pressure pump work?



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Yes get it here once in a while, That is why I asked about the low pressure pump. find a shop or shops in your area that work on these engines and ask if they know a work around with a less expensive pump to provide the low pressure needed.

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    yadayada Apr 20, 2009

    Great, be the kit was big bucks



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