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3.3

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
40,627 miles

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2002 Dodge Ram 2500 fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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2002 Dodge Ram 2500 Owner Comments

problem #2

Mar 122013

Ram 2500 8-cyl

  • 81,254 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

While accelerating the truck start the decelerate and reaccelerate multiple times within a 2-3 second time period and the check engine light came on for large evap leak. This issue happened a number of times throughout a couple week time period. When I brought it to the dealer they said there was debris in the tank that could have clogged the lines, flushed out the lines and continued on. The issue happened again a couple of weeks later and continued for weeks. I brought it back to the dealer they said the pump was bad and needs to be replace, replaced pump continue on. After about 8 months the issue came back and check engine light came back on for large evap leak. Had system check for leaks and found none. The issue still continue months later a random intervals. Luckily the acceleration issue has been mostly when I was accelerating from low speeds and from stop lights. If I had this issue when trying get a cross a busy intersecting I could be killer.

- Jasper, GA, USA

problem #1

Jun 032002

Ram 2500 6-cyl Diesel

  • 0 miles
Who decided that this stock lift pump was ok" who picked the replacement lift pump" Dodge says cummins, cummins says Dodge. Well this little $120 pos lift pump (both stock, and replacements) is known to kill the $1,000 injector pump. Why not just step up and put an air dog, fass or the like pump on the dang truck? it is a few hundred dollars more but no lift pump or injector pump will ever need to be replaced. I guess it looks like I just answered my own question. To make a product that has no known issues won┐T make money. If the lift pump goes out it weakens the injector pump. I take my Dodge to the Dodge house; they charge me to replace my lift pump. Later on my injector pump fails, they charge me to replace my injector pump. And the cycle continues till I get smart and put an aftermarket fass pump on and drive the truck 1,000,000 miles with no fuel delivery issues. Lift pumps are the number one failure in any street driven diesel truck. The Chevy 6.5, duramax, Ford international and Dodge cummins all have week stock and stock replacement lift pumps that will fail. When they fail you hurt your injector pump causing it to fail. Before you put any miles on your diesel truck, replace the lift pump with a aftermarket replacement pump. Fass, or air dog it!!!

- Mesquite, TX, USA

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