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Old 03-05-2011, 10:46 AM
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I have an 1996 Ram 2500 Diesel and the transfer pump went out. Replaced it. Primed the filter, the new pump, and it started right up. Drove it for over 50 miles, parked it and now am not getting any fuel to the filter even if I use the manual pump. Am not overly familiar with diesel engines and am learning. Are there any suggestions that I should be looking at?
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I'm not up on my diesels either . Hopefully one of our diesel techs can help ya out .
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In discussing this with my brother, I think I might have found the problem. When he replaced the transfer pump, he noticed that the 90 degree elbow between the heater valve and transfer pump was showing cord and didn't bother to replace it. I beleive this is causing the no fuel condition. Am going to replace it first as I have read that weak hoses can cause the same symptoms.
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This is a wild swing in the dark . When it won't pick up a prime , loosen up the gas cap and see if that helps . I've seen this happen before on a vehicle with a plastic gas tank . It woudn't start and noticed the gas tank all caved in and out of shape . Bad gas cap . Also my snow blower is doing the same thing right now . Quites running with the gas cap on tight . Runs fine on loosely .
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Thanks. Took a good look at the Fuel Elbow last night. It is split and partially caved in. Am in the process of trying to locate a new one. Hopefully NAPA or the dealer have them in stock as it looks like I'll need another molded one. It is locaed between the transfer pump and heater valve, which explains no fuel.
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Let us know if that fixes it .
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Issue was the fuel line between Transfer pump and Heater. Replaced it, truck runs fine. It was sucking in air and not leaking fuel.
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