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96 Dodge Ram 2500 4X4: fuel pump problems

Vehicle has 140K miles, problem started as i rolled down driveway clutch in and engine quit. This happened three times over the period of 3 months. Finally while driving at highway speed, engine simply quit. Starter turns over fine, fuses all appear fine but cannot, tank full of gas, but cannot hear fuel pump. Suspect fuel pump failure. What is best procedure, If fuel pump replacement is required?

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SOURCE: need to replace fuel pump for my 1998 dodge ram 4x4.

there is an easier way to replace the fuel pump than dropping the tank. I replaced mine last week in about 30 min. I simply took the bed off only six or eight bolts depending on bed size, a few tail light wires and filler neck and over flow. might need someone to help get the bed off though.

Posted on Mar 23, 2009

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SOURCE: oil pump quits when transmission kicks down or heavy acceleration

I have only seen this happen once in my entire life...as it happens it was to one of my own cars (also a chrysler product) Normally if asked I'd say that oil pumps don't fail. BUT, it is possible that the drive gear on the pump has become just loose enough on the shaft that when pumping hard, it will spin slower and result in the conditions you mentioned. To test it you need to actually take the pump apart and put the shaft in a vise and try to turn the gear with a pair of waterpump pliers
Bottom line is: change the pump.

Posted on Apr 27, 2009

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Posted on May 26, 2009

Bruce Hathcock

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SOURCE: 1994 Dodge Ram 2500, Cummings engine, 170,000

Does that 94 have the two fuel pumps on it? If it has the fuel pump on the side of the block and the high-pressure fuel pump on the top, I could almost bet that the one on the block has a check valve going out. Seen I guy spend $700.00 on a new pump and injectors and didn't bother to test the delivery pump. If it does have the primary pump on the block and the check valve goes bad when cold it would run fine and when it gets hot it loses it's prime, it's easy to test just pull the fuel pump off the block and plug the fuel line both sides and while you have it out push down on the actuator with your finger on the suction side and one on the pressure side, if the pump fails to hold vacuum for more than a minute replace it. Otherwise it will destroy the pressure fuel pump and that is expensive. As well the shut off solenoid can be taken apart on some of them and on the back side it has a round disk like on a started solenoid remove the two screws that hold them on clean the round disk with sand paper and the to contact points as well if there is a burr sticking out on one of the contacts file it off with a file then sand it down. Some of the fuel shut off's come apart from the front, either way it's a easy thing to check on both and could save you some big money. Also please rate me as I am a mechanic not a typist so it takes me some time to do this, fact is I could of done what I told ya already if I had the truck. Those Cummins engine was the cats meow when they came out.

Posted on Jul 26, 2009

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