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1998 dodge ram 5.2. ran fine last night, today wont start. turns over but wont fire. sprayed starting fluid in intake and it started for a second but wont keep running. any suggestions?

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    messstat May 11, 2010

    Fuel...if it "fired" at all means you have ignition...how many miles on her?

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Check fuel pressure, had this problem a year ago, bet the fuel pump is gone you should be able to hear the pump come on when you turn the key forward. You should hear it hum if not its dead, costly repair the pump,regulator and filt is all one unit.

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Try replacing the fuel pump relay. if that doesnt do it the fuel pump is bad.

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