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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 08-07-2007, 04:18 AM Thread Starter
 
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No Start! Help!

I have a 99 Dodge Ram 2500 with a cummins. The only mods are a 4" Turboback and a CAI. Today my truck refused to turn over so I wanted to start with the lesser of the evils before thinking VP44 and went out and bought a new Lift Pump. Installed that and still refused to start. Started cracking the banjo bolts + the bleeders on top of the filter housing to try and see if anything is pumping.

Still no fuel, have tried bumping 15-20 times and still can't get any fuel. What else could be wrong besides a dead brand new lift pump? I am really stuck here.
Also if there is anyone in Knoxville TN that could help me, I live in fountain city and would really appreciate it. Thanks.
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you aren't even getting fuel to the filter housing? Thats trouble. Can you hear the lift pump run when you turn the key to the on position? It could be the lift pump circuit.
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Yah that is what the strange thing is. I can hear the lift pump going for 30 seconds like it is suppose to but no fuel. Even after bumping it 15-20 times to get fuel. We thought it may be a fuel sender so we went and grabbed 10 gallons of #2 and tried bumping it again and still got nothing.
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interesting. Have you tried a different line. It could be a block in the line. There is a lot of dirty diesel out there now, so maybe its clogged. try a vulcan big line kit or something of that nature. Its not a bad upgrade to have anyways if you plan on upping your power levels.
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Have not tried a different line. Trying to figure out some way around that or some way to test it before upgrading something else. Most likely this truck will get sold soon since I stopped using it for a tow vehicle and now it's mostly a DD.
Plus 2 VP44's have already soured my opinion of it :|
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Ouch 2 VPs how many miles. They are a really weak pump design unfortunately, and most remans aren't up to the quality that they need to be. Most companies that rebuild them don't replace a lot of internal parts if they will meet proper flow and full advance on a test stand. That leaves some worn parts in there to still go bad.

There has to be some way to test the lines without replacing them.
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Yah 2 VP's within 30k miles. The truck has 112k on it right now.
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Ouch thats rough. They just totally up and quit on you? I hope the second one was under warranty? Or at least a parts warranty. I'm dreading the day that mine goes out. But 127k and still stock, knock on wood.
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Yah the 2nd one was still under warranty. I believe this 3rd one is still under the warranty as well but still having to pay for the labor and the truck being down isn't good.

Going to drop the tank and pull the fuel hat to see if I can get air through the lines to see if there is a blockage.
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just pop the line off the top of the tank and the unhook the line at your lift pump and using low pressure compressed air blow threw the line and see if you get any flow.

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