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2000 Dodge Dakota

Truck won't start after being up on ramps, engine cranks but will not fire. The fuel was low we have added fuel and removed the truck from the ramps. Plus, where is the filter on this truck.

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If Benimur's answer didnt fix it, then it could be a fuel shutoff valve. I know that Ford installs this safety feature in case the vehicle rolls over to help lower the likelihood of fire spreading due to a fuel spill. I'm not sure, though, if Dodge installed these on 2001 Dakotas. I'll check once I can get to my manual and try to post an update.

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Hi,

Appreciate the direct "Ask Me".

To your concern:

  • Ramping, no start - is significant. it would indicate that possibly the low fuel was agitated due to the stiff angle and dirt, sand, sludge inside the tank was stirred and got inside the intake port of the fuel pump/filter;
  • Fuel Filter - to my knowledge, there is no actual separate filter. There is a screen incorporated into the fuel pump, or in some versions in the fuel pressure regulator. Both are on top of the tank. Looks like you have to bring the entire tank down and check the inside, pump, regulator. Additionally, it may help to use a carb/injector cleaner (pls select appropriate type gas or diesel) when filling up the tank so as to clean hopefully the fuel lines, injector pump, injector, combustion chamber and valves.
Hope this be of initial help/idea. Pls post back how things turned up or should you need additional information.

Good luck and kind regards. Thank you for using FixYa.

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