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Old 07-29-2011, 08:40 PM
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Hey guys I'm new to this site. I bought a 94 Ram 1500 2 wheel drive 318 188,000 miles yesterday. I buy cars to fix and resell or part them out and scrap them. I thought I would see if I could figure this one out but no luck yet.
The guy I bought it from said he was at the grocery store and when he came out the truck wouldn't start. So he put a fuel pump in it and that didnt do it. He was frustrated and decided to sell it.
I brought it home and when I turn the key on the fuel pump doesn't turn on. I checked all the realys and fuses that I know of, but the truck will run with gas poured in the throttle body. Any advice would be GREATLY appreciated! Thanks
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Mine basically did the same thing in my garage, with some help here at Ramforumz I was up and running in no time flat. Mine was a relay under the hood in the distribution box $9 for a limited warranty and $12 for a lifetime warranty. I swapped it out and was good to go. Make sure all the contacts for the fuel pump are clean, corroded ones dont make good contact and will shorten the life of the fuel pump ( I was told at the parts store ) Although my relay looks good as new it was shot, and since I replaced it the truck has been running better than ever so I guess it was ready to go out any day and it did. My truck is a 97 with the 360 so i would assume they are pretty close in parts besides the 318? If anyone else here knows anything different they will chime in. Hope to be of some help. Good luck.
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Thanks for the info sonocavito. I did switch some relays around and even put some in from another vehicle. I was reading through some forums and learned that it could possibly be the ignition switch. The one in the truck doesnt start the truck so the guy put a push button in. Well I put in a new switch tonight but that didnt do the trick. I also read that the camshaft position sensor tells the pump to turn on, but in most cases you wont have spark either if that sensor is bad.

Thats about all I could find on this problem, so if anyone out there has an idea please share! Thanks guys
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