Will look like a oblong ball with three lines attached to it. Stupidest design I could imagine. You have to replace the whole fuel pump. Pre 1993 fuel injected models use an inline fuel filter located on the driver's side framerail, under the truck box. If you drive in dusty or sandy conditions, you should change your filter more frequently.
The unique look of a luxurious Dodge is the epitome of top-notch know-how, form and function. This article applies to the Dodge Ram 2002-2008. Fuel lines are under pressure and will leak gas. Be careful using the screwdriver method because fuel will spray out in all directions. The new pump's instructions should provide the specifics. The truck will run fine for a few miles and then start misfiring badly and backfiring through the intake and ex and a lot of detonation and then clear up, and it repeats over and over.
There is a metal canister about 3. If you see fuel leaking from the tank, clean the area and tighten the fuel pump lock ring. I was told you never want to run one out of fuel. Then suddenly within just a mile or two the misfiring starts, one, two then most of the cylinders misfiring. Step 2 — Disconnect battery and siphon fuel from tank Use a 10mm wrench to remove the negative black battery cable. This may be a clue as to what could be degrading over time. Just follow the fuel lines from the tank and you will find it.
Except for diesel engines replacing the fuel filter on Chrysler engines is a waste of money. Be very carefull when looseing the lines they will have pressure on them and gas will leak out. Don't think you can change it. Never saw one without one because of the cost of injector and engine damage under warranty. A Dodge Ram 1500 Fuel Filter is an essential part of a vehicle's healthy operation.
Not a fun job by any means, … and either method is about the same amount of work. I have a feeling it's the fuel filter because my start ups are easy even under bad weather. Keep enough space between the tank and the truck to connect the electrical connector as well as the fuel pressure hose to the fuel pump. It is a 36,000 mile change recommended. But my 1996 B2500 Dodge van has the fuel lines going up the right side of the frame but there is no fuel filter. I have the same truck as you do, and I am sorry to say that this year model doesn't have an in-line fuel filter. If your water pump goes, the motor might go with it.
Ok Joe Hello, every tank does have an initial screen to protect the pump internal parts, a screen, or sock as it is called. So I dont think it's the fuel pump When I stop driving after 15minutes or so I put the car in park and the van sounds like its about to stall it suddenly sounds quiet then I hear a high revving and then my engine goes back to normal idling. Look around the tank for the three lines. The connections near the pump would be most suspect. Six of one, a half dozen of the o … ther, as far as which method is easier.
The fuel filter is part of the fuel pump assembly. Wow, that does sound like a lousy design to me too. It is calibrated to deliver approximately 35—45 psi 241—310 kPa of fuel pressure to the injectors. . Any explanation would help me retain what little sanity I have and a permanent fix for this problem would be greatly appreciated. The filter will be in that line.
Step 6 — Disconnect electrical connector and fuel pressure hose Lower the tank down as far as possible without damaging the hoses attached to the fuel pump. The red circles indicate the locations of the Phillips screws and hose clamps. The bed of the truck can be tilted or removed. It is connected with short pieces of rubber line and hose clamps so it is an easy one to change. Before installing the new fuel pump, make sure any parts that were not included with the new assembly are transferred over. The fuel filter is located in the fuel line on the inside of the left frame rail, just ahead of the crossmember.
Either way, it isn't a cheap fix. The bottom half seemed to move down as the fuel level went down. Follow the fuel lines to it. Tighten the plastic lock ring, and get ready to install the tank back onto the truck. The fuel sending unit's float lever drops with the fuel level in the tank. Mine doesnt have one ….
Step 3 — Relieve the fuel pressure Find the fuel pump fuse and remove it. Replace the old filter with the new one by pushing the new filter into the rubber grommet, and attach the filter with a new clamp. To replace the filter, you must replace the entire module if it fails. There is one other consideration in doing this. Diagnose your Ram's no start condition here.