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#1 of 262 1999 Ram 3500 Cummins Engine dies while driving
Mar 15, 2007 (10:08 pm)
I was driving my truck today and suddenly the engine died. It was as if I had turned off the key. There was no indication there was anything wrong prior to this.
I checked the fuel pump relays and fuses for the ECM. It just cranks without starting.
Does anyone have any ideas?
#2 of 262 Re: 1999 Ram 3500 Cummins Engine dies while driving [hodgepodge1]
Mar 17, 2007 (12:47 am)
Do you have a bleeder port for your fuel system? I would suggest checking to see if you have excess air in your fuel system.
#3 of 262 Supprised
Mar 25, 2007 (5:31 pm)
I'm suprised cummins diesels last forever.
How many miles does it have on it.
considering what u said Id say it has something to due
with fuel pump or line
#4 of 262 1998 Dodge Ram 1500 stalled...
Apr 10, 2007 (7:01 pm)
#5 of 262 1998 Dodge Ram 1500 stalled...
Mar 27, 2007 (8:05 pm)
Hi, I have a 98 ram 1500 5.2 4x4 and it was running great and then it just died almost as if I ran out of gas which of course I did not. I tried to crank it over but it wouldn't start. It sounds like its getting spark. Any ideas???
#6 of 262 Re: 1998 Dodge Ram 1500 stalled... [dmab65]
Mar 29, 2007 (7:06 pm)
First, try to determine if you are getting spark to all plugs, and/or fuel to the cylinders.
#7 of 262 Re: 1998 Dodge Ram 1500 stalled... [dustyk]
Mar 30, 2007 (7:20 am)
I'm getting spark but no fuel. I can hear the fuel pump humming when I turn the key in the ignition. I'm thinking maybe its a clogged fuel filter??? However, I have no clue where that is located
#8 of 262 Re: 1998 Dodge Ram 1500 stalled... [dmab65]
Apr 01, 2007 (10:47 am)
I can't remember exactly what year, but I'm quite sure by '98 model year the fuel filter and pressure regulator (fuel pump module) was placed in the fuel tank. If you're absolutely sure the pump is trying to operate, the tank will have to come down.
I would check for a failed Automatic Shut Down (ASD) relay or an ASD open fuse (either 20 or 30 ampere) in the Power Distribution Center (PDC), first. Check the PDC cover for location of the fuse and relay. If you cannot locate a problem there, I would recommend performing the fuel pressure test first.
NOTE: If the engine has been shut down for some time, fuel pressure in the fuel rails may be diminshed and the test will be inconclusive. Then the fuel injectors should be checked using Noid lamps.
1. With the engine off and the ignition key removed, disconnect a connector from any fuel injector.
If DC current is maintained too long it will overheat and burn out the injector coil.
2.Using two jumper wires and the vehicle battery, energize the fuel injector for no more than a few seconds.
Fuel may be under extreme pressure. Wear safety glasses and be prepared to absorb fuel with a large rag.
3. Locate the Fuel Quick-Connect on the fuel rail.
NOTE: On Dodge trucks the quick-connect is usually found on the fuel rail on one bank of the engine. The other bank will have a fuel pressure test port that includes a small metal cap. Do not use the pressure test port to relief pressure.
4.Disconnect the fuel line quick-connect. If fuel is discharged then the fuel rails are receiving pressure. If you've got fuel pressure then you've probably lost electrical power to the fuel injectors. Check for a failed Automatic Shut Down (ASD) relay or an open fuse (either 20 or 30 ampere) in the Power Distribution Center (PDC). Check the PDC cover for location of the fuse and relay.
If that's okay you might have loose connection somewhere in the harness or a failed Powertrain Control Module (PCM).
Good luck & Best regards,
#9 of 262 Re: 1998 Dodge Ram 1500 stalled... [dmab65]
Apr 04, 2007 (6:44 am)
check your carbon can, and make sure your gas tank vent is not clogged
#10 of 262 Re: 1998 Dodge Ram 1500 stalled... [dustyk]
Apr 10, 2007 (6:19 am)
Well we lifted the bed up on the truck and replaced the fuel pump. My only question now is that the pump makes a constant humming noise which in my opinion is really annoying....I wasn't sure if this was normal or not?????