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?
Don't laugh at my screen name, all the easy ones were taken. Besides that
who wouldn't want to be in heaven :)

1 Answer

62,895

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

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

Search Dodge Ram 1500 Questions

Dodge Ram 1500 Experts

#1 Dan Connell
Dan Connell
Reputation 5,870
#2 pudgybear
pudgybear
Reputation 5,520
#3 dandyoun
dandyoun
Reputation 5,100
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Ford F-150
2,406 Great Deals out of 208,534 listings starting at $895
Used Chevrolet Silverado 1500
2,042 Great Deals out of 158,133 listings starting at $1,995
Used Dodge Ram 2500
148 Great Deals out of 5,285 listings starting at $2,500
Used GMC Sierra 1500
889 Great Deals out of 64,325 listings starting at $2,275
Used Toyota Tacoma
537 Great Deals out of 37,291 listings starting at $2,900
Used Ford F-250 Super Duty
390 Great Deals out of 47,135 listings starting at $400
Used Dodge Dakota
102 Great Deals out of 3,918 listings starting at $1,500
Used Ford Mustang
303 Great Deals out of 45,095 listings starting at $2,000
Used Dodge Ram 3500
82 Great Deals out of 2,168 listings starting at $5,950
Used Jeep Grand Cherokee
810 Great Deals out of 69,842 listings starting at $995

Used Cars For Sale

2010 Dodge Ram 1500 For Sale
69 Great Deals out of 1,352 listings starting at $6,990
2009 Dodge Ram 1500 For Sale
33 Great Deals out of 1,029 listings starting at $6,495
2008 Dodge Ram 1500 For Sale
71 Great Deals out of 1,582 listings starting at $3,999
2007 Dodge Ram 1500 For Sale
65 Great Deals out of 1,466 listings starting at $2,526
2006 Dodge Ram 1500 For Sale
70 Great Deals out of 1,381 listings starting at $3,900