1998 Dodge Ram 1500 gas was siphoned, Started ran shortly now won't start. Water in Fuel? How do I correct without changing pump

Asked by Oct 28, 2016 at 09:00 PM about the 1998 Dodge Ram 1500 2 Dr Laramie SLT Standard Cab SB

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

1998 Dodge Ram 1500 gas was siphoned, on the way to the station ran
out of  
gas, put in gas from can.  Started until putting in more gas from station,
then
chugged and wont start now. Restarted barely ran chugging, now wont
even
start. Water in Fuel? How do I correct this without changing the fuel pump?
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Since you ran out of gas there's a very good possibly the fuel pump is burned out. The gasoline flowing through the pump cools and lubricates the electric motor. Turn on the ignition but don't try to start it. You should hear the pump run for a few seconds. If not, fuel pump is bad. HTH. -Jim

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