can a fuel pump just stop working

Asked by May 18, 2015 at 10:01 PM about the 2004 Dodge Ram 1500 SLT Quad Cab SB

Question type: General

truck coded po171 and po174 at the stop light and died, now will not start, is it the fuel pump?

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535

Get under vehicle with a rubber mallet , jar the lowest part of the gas tank while someone else try's to start truck, you will be haring the seized fuel pump. If the pump starts to run again and truck cranks or attempts to start, REPLACE THE PUMP WITH A ORIGINAL equipment pump

535

Jarring pump breaks loose seized overheated pumps due to driving around with low fuel in tanks. Gas cools And lubricates the pump

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