My 98 dodge 1500 5.9 litre v8 turns over about 10 times before starting the fuel pressure with key on reads 0psi put pump hums when it starts the pressure stays at 42 psi consistent why does it


Asked by Oct 11, 2014 at 08:27 PM about the 1998 Dodge Ram 1500 2 Dr ST 4WD Extended Cab SB

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Why does it take so long to start?  And is
my pump on its way out need to know
before winter?

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The fuel pump should run briefly when you first turn on the key, have you checked the pressure on intial start? If the fuel pressure doesn't jump right up you may have a partially plugged and in your case the filter is in the tank on the bottom of the fuel pump assembly.

Christopher Frenci

This is exactly what is happening to my 2007 Ram 1500 5.7. But, I havent checked the pressure on the fuel pump... what is the psi supposed to be at

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