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

3 Answers


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


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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