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

280

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

1,875

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.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.
105,485

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.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

Your Answer

Dakota

Looking for a Used Dakota in your area?

CarGurus has 3,624 nationwide Dakota listings starting at $1,499.

ZIP:

Dodge Dakota Experts

  • #1
    banana
    Reputation
    1,080
  • #2
    Samantha Brown
    Reputation
    1,070
  • #3
    Snidely
    Reputation
    960
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Dodge Ram 1500
411 Great Deals out of 11,096 listings starting at $1,500
Used Ford F-150
3,302 Great Deals out of 224,487 listings starting at $1,200
Used Chevrolet Colorado
344 Great Deals out of 38,619 listings starting at $1,595
Used Toyota Tacoma
722 Great Deals out of 45,870 listings starting at $2,500
Used Chevrolet Silverado 1500
2,746 Great Deals out of 175,328 listings starting at $955
Used Ford Ranger
197 Great Deals out of 5,574 listings starting at $995
Used Nissan Frontier
477 Great Deals out of 24,171 listings starting at $1,800
Used GMC Sierra 1500
1,228 Great Deals out of 64,898 listings starting at $999
Used Chevrolet S-10
13 Great Deals out of 1,202 listings starting at $1,600
Used GMC Canyon
149 Great Deals out of 13,908 listings starting at $1,500
Used Dodge Durango
391 Great Deals out of 24,349 listings starting at $1,500
Used Toyota Tundra
704 Great Deals out of 34,374 listings starting at $1,500
Used Dodge Ram 2500
150 Great Deals out of 5,465 listings starting at $2,661

Used Cars For Sale

2010 Dodge Dakota For Sale
5 Great Deals out of 154 listings starting at $4,499
2009 Dodge Dakota For Sale
78 listings starting at $6,980
2008 Dodge Dakota For Sale
18 Great Deals out of 290 listings starting at $1,990
2007 Dodge Dakota For Sale
9 Great Deals out of 336 listings starting at $3,900
2006 Dodge Dakota For Sale
18 Great Deals out of 522 listings starting at $1,800

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.