Does a fuel pump make noise when it is going out?

Asked by Jul 26, 2015 at 12:48 PM about the 2003 Dodge Dakota

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Leaking coolant and trying to figure out if
it's the pump or hoses

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To my understanding if it's making noise then it's working... Coolant leaking it's eaither bad seals or bad tube or worst.

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Yes it does. If you go to start your truck and don't here that noise and it won't start.Do this: Get out your tire tool and hit the bottom of the gas tank. What this does (if it works} is it frees up the impeller. When the pump fails it quits spinning. When you have to change the pump go at the task like I did. 1)Remove the screws holding the tank filler neck. 2)Disconnect wire harness to tail lights from frame rail. 3)Remove the bolts holding bed to frame {I think there are 8 } 4)With the help of a buddy lift the bed up and set it on the rear wheels. Pump access is right behind drivers door. No need to drop the tank.

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A fuel pump won't leak coolant, check and see if the coolant leak is almost dead center front of the engine, if it is then water pump is a good probability. Pressure testing the cooling system is a sure fire way to find a coolant leak. If you have never changed the hoses in 11 years now would be a good time to do so as well as the belts.

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