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Old 12-11-2008, 10:04 AM
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Default 2001 Dodge Ram 2500 Starting Issue

Its simple it just wont start. I had it out yesterday to get inspected everything went fine, brought it home and parked it in the driveway on a slight decline. Went to drive it last night and it wont start, all it does is crank over and crank over. Truck has a new injection pump and a new lift pump about 6 months old on it. Little more than a quarter tank of fuel. The whole truck is basically stock. I have fuel pressure up to the the fuel filter, any ideas why it wont fire?
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Old 12-11-2008, 10:08 AM
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crack yer injector lines 1,3 and 5 at the head about a half turn................19mm wrench, then bump the starter to command a 30 second run on the lift pump..........do that severl times and as each injector line gets fuel weeping out tighten it back up
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Old 12-11-2008, 10:10 AM
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thanks I will give that a try and see what happens
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Old 12-11-2008, 10:13 AM
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sounds like you have lost yer prime for some reason?????????

maybe a hole in yer pickup ttube inside the tank or a hole in the suction line to the lift pump

is yer lift pump the OEM style?
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Old 12-11-2008, 10:16 AM
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Lift pump is OEM.... I ran low on fuel when I parked it so I filled it this morning... I am thinking I lost the prime as well but really am not sure how to get it primed with no air?
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Old 12-11-2008, 10:20 AM
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Put more fuel in it too,my truck started running out of fuel at 1/4 tank.
I'm betting that you just have a loose fitting like Whitmore said.
Or your VP 44 is T.U. again

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Just take the fuel line loose at the IP,and run it into a coffee can or something,once you have good flow there then put it back on,bump the starter a couple of times to make sure that you get the air pushed up out of the IP,then loosen #1 and 3 if I remember right,then crank on it a little till things start blapping,then tighten them back up,should run.

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Old 12-11-2008, 10:23 AM
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cracked the lines. got pressure but foamy fuel?
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Old 12-11-2008, 10:25 AM
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give it a couple more bumps so the air can purge out good
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Old 12-11-2008, 10:26 AM
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K thanks let me try that
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Old 12-11-2008, 10:28 AM
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and when ya do go to start it ya will prolly hafta give it some throttle........................when it fires its gonna sound bad and shake like a cummapart till all 6 get bangin
 
 
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