Thursday, May 9, 2013

Dodge Ram Van 3500 dies while driving

Dodge Van Dies While Driving


Dodge Ram Van 3500: 96 Dodge Ram Van 3500 died while driving.

It seems to be a fuel problem because it will start for a moment if I pour a little gas into the motor.



Troubleshooting:


First Try This procedure:

If it will start off fuel put in through the throttle body then you know you have spark and must be lacking fuel pressure.


Confirm fuel Pressure problem:

Slide underneath at the fuel tank area and have a helper cycle the key a few times and see if you can hear the pump run each time. If not then you know for sure you don't have fuel pressure.

It's possible that the pump could be running and not developing enough pressure to start though.


Fuel Pump Not Running:

If you don't hear the pump then have a helper cycling the key or cranking the engine while you hit the bottom of the tank. This will often jar the pump and allow it to work again if it's the cause.


Next Step Is To Inspect The Wiring:

If that doesn't help then take a look at the wiring running from the tank up the left frame rail. This wiring is in an area somewhat prone to damage, a nick in a wire will allow moisture in and it will corrode internally. I've seen this prevent the fuel pump from running on these vans.


Inspect Fuses And Relay:

Make sure fuses are ok if you haven't already, and try swapping the fuel pump relay with another.

If all is ok and the pump isn't running then your next step would be to check for power and ground at the pump. If it has power and ground but won't run then it will need to be replaced.

If you're missing ground it will be a wiring issue.

If you are missing power it could be a wiring issue, power distribution center, or possibly the powertrain control module (unlikely). The next step would be to move to testing at the relay.


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