Last post on Oct 18, 2006 at 8:20 PM
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Dodge Ram Pickup 1500, Dodge Ram Pickup 2500, Dodge Ram Pickup 3500, Truck
#2783 of 3275 Re: 1997 RAM 1500 318 WONT START [wfuller]
Jan 24, 2006 (10:19 pm)
Have you checked your fuel pump. I have a 98 GMC and the thing wouldn't start. It would turn over fine, had spark, and even had fuel pressure. Turns out that the pump wasn't putting out enough pressure to start it (around 60psi). Might want to test your fuel pressure.
#2784 of 3275 SAME ISSUE CHECK ENGINE LIGHT ON
Jan 25, 2006 (6:42 pm)
I went to the dodge dealer for a diagnostic test and the guy tried to charge me $1000 for a tune up, throttle body, injector, induction, trans service,air filter, I could go on. I went to autozone and the manager sold me a new gas cap and put it on and switched the light off it came back on and I went back to autozone and the manager gave me a diagnostic test it read "the PCM has determined that a malfunction exsists in the electrical circuit for the purge control valve in the evaporate emission control system"? What does that mean, and can I fix it myself?
#2785 of 3275 NEW:1997 Dodge Ram 1500 318 wont crank
Jan 25, 2006 (6:59 pm)
My truck just died while cranking one morning and now it wont crank at all.. since then i have replaced: Ignition Switch, Ignition Coil, Park/Neutral Switch, PCM (costly..), all the relays have power and i recently had to replace my ASD relay so all the relays are new. I've bench tested my starter and it works. There is voltage to the starter and when cranked there is little to no draw, i don't under stand why it wont start or crank.. any suggestions? I really dont wanna take it to a mechanic, low on funds. It ran great up until that morning, confused .
#2786 of 3275 Re: NEW:1997 Dodge Ram 1500 318 wont crank [wfuller]
Jan 27, 2006 (12:10 pm)
I have 1996 Dodge Ram. Same symptoms. All seemed ok but the spark at the coil was orange instead of blue. Replaced the coil and the truck started right up. Previous to that I checked fuel pressure, spark, plugs, even squirted a starter fluid in the intake. The coil was around $30-40. I talked to a mechanic friend and he said the fuel pressure from the injectors requires a hot spark to ignite. Seemed to make sense and the truck has been running great since. I also notice more power.
#2788 of 3275 Fuel Injection Pump 2000 Dodge Diesel 2500
Jan 27, 2006 (1:38 pm)
I sure wish all of you out there that have had fuel injection pumps replaced on your diesels would make a big complaint to Dodge.
We have a 2000 Dodge Diesel 2500 4x4 with 83,000 miles on it.(no warranty because we bought it used with 59,000 miles on it)
We were traveling at Christmas in Washington when our truck just dies. It is 11pm the night before Christmas eve, we are on this very dark rainy country road with NO cell service! I sat in the truck while he went out in the rain walking trying to get some service. I mean while stayed in the truck, scared to death that someone might decided to shoot the truck with a shot gun cause it was just sitting there.. Eventually I would turn the flashers on when a car would drive by. someone did stop, and as scared as I was I talked to him he gave me his cell phone (nextel worked in this dead area). I got a hold of my brother and the rest is history. I was very grateful to the nice man that stopped, but I was also very apprehensive to accept his kindness.
We had the truck towed the day after Christmas to the dodge dealer in Tacoma where they had it until Jan 3rd.
The fuel injection pump went out due to the fuel pump not working correctly. This repair cost us a whopping $4400!!
Dodge is aware of the problem. 6 months ago dodge replaced the old fuel pump with a new one and it is now located in a different place on the vehicle.
I have talked to several people that own dodge diesels, they too have had this same problem. Sometimes the pump goes out under warranty and sometimes after. But the problem lies with the fuel pump loosing pressure. Causing the fuel injection pump to over heat and there for DIE!
Those of us that don't have a warranty are stuck with the bill.
Personally I feel that this is WRONG because Dodge knows there is a problem with this fuel pump and has made modifications to the fuel pump and it's location on the vehicle. 6 moths ago they came out with a new beefed up fuel pump and they relocated on or near the fuel tank.
It's not a RECALL because it isn't a SAFETY ISSUE. I beg to differ with them! They should be out on that dark scary road by their self.,. then tell me it isn't a safety issue!
In the past two years that we have owned our truck we have spent well over $15,000 in repairs to this truck. We bought our truck with 59,000 miles on it. It now has 83,000 miles. We have far to much money invested in it to trade it in or sell it. So we just hope we won't have to bury any more money into it.
We take excellent care of the truck, but still have problems. I will be posting a simular letter to Dodge and some of our local newspapers. I feel dodge needs to reimburse us for this problem. But they have denied not to pay us a thing.
#2789 of 3275 Re: Fuel Injection Pump 2000 Dodge Diesel 2500 [ripleydodge]
Jan 29, 2006 (2:14 pm)
Sorry to hear about your misfortune. I would like to correct a couple of things. First Dodge warranty the diesel engine for 5 years or 100,000 miles, sometimes more depending on the year, does not matter if you are the first owner or 10th, If a dealership tells you other wise then you need to contact Chrysler directly. Second the pumps are warranty thru Dodge by Cummins. The only times that will not warrant the parts if they have been modified or tampered with, or bad fuel. Bad fuel is the most common problem. Cheap fuel/water filter don't help the problem. Mopar filter is made by Fleetguard. I recommend using either mopar or Fleetguard. Yes they sell cheaper ones at other places but you pay for what you get. Cheaper filters let more bad stuff thru and kill the injector pump. I'm not say this is the problem with all the pumps going wrong, its just the most common.
#2790 of 3275 engine light on
Jan 29, 2006 (3:18 pm)
my engine light came on 2 days ago. the code when i turned the ignition on 3 times is p 0420. what is that code. i have a 2005 ram with hemi.
#2791 of 3275 Re: engine light on [cameron6]
Jan 30, 2006 (7:15 am)
P0420 is "Catalyst efficency below threshold Bank 1"
Many,many things can cause this code to be set. Vehicle is under warranty so take it to a dealer and have them sort it out.
#2792 of 3275 Re: Fuel Injection Pump 2000 Dodge Diesel 2500 [kilster]
Jan 30, 2006 (9:41 am)
Thank you very much for your input. I did call Chrysler direct. at 1.800 992.1997 they are who told me that my warranty was only for 3 years 36,000 miles. So because my truck is out of warranty they would NOT COVER THE INJECTOR PUMP.
When I talked to the service manager at Tacoma Dodge she did inform me that the INJECTOR PUMPS had been a big problem for dodge that is why she urged me to call Dodge/Chrysler. The main problem with the INJECTOR PUMPS were the FUEL PUMPS loosing pressure causing the injector pumps to over heat and burn up. The fuel filter or cheap diesel was never mentioned. We always have the truck serviced at the Dodge dealership, I would hope they would use the proper filters. As for the diesel I don't think I have ever gotten bad diesel, but you just never know..
I know 4 people that have Dodge Diesels and everyone of them has had to replace the FUEL INJECTOR PUMP along with the fuel pump, but they were still under warranty..Seems at though this is a problem with DODGE DIESELS and they are taking steps to correct the problem. But in my case I feel they should have done some reimbursement for a well known problem and they refused.
I had always thought the warranty's were 5 years or 100,000 miles, that is what I heard as Dodge advertisement. But apparently that is only for a selected few, not in my case either. Maybe I just didn't talk to the right person?? Do you have someone or know where I can call to talk to someone that would consider taking our problem into consideration? Any information you have would be great and appreciated... Thank You...