Dodge Ram 1500 owners have reported 13 problems related to fuel pump (under the gasoline fuel system category). The most recently reported issues are listed below.
The vehicle leaks from the top of the tank. I have had it repaired once by a Dodge dealership but it has started leaking again around the fuel pump. I had the fuel pump replaced and it has started leaking again. I have had it checked by another dealer and the tank itself is cracking. They noted no damage around tank or to other components. They tested the original pump and it did not leak. The leak came back once the fuel pump seal began to dry out.
See all problems of the 1997 Dodge Ram 1500.
Fuel pump failure.
My husband was letting his 96 Dodge warm up after a big snow and ice storm and someone stopped to tell him it was on fire. The fire started under the bed of the truck . They tried to put it out with extinguishers and water but to no avail it was completely lost by the time the fire truck arrived.
See all problems of the 1996 Dodge Ram 1500.
I own a Dodge Ram 1500 pick up, 1997, 4-wd, automatic. I had to replace the fuel pump this week. The cost including labor was $750. 00. I feel that with only 67,000 miles on a 1997 vehicle, the fuel pump should not need replacing. The tow truck driver's first reaction was that he felt I needed on of "those lousy Dodge fuel pumps". I have a friend who also needed one replaced last week, again a Dodge ram p/u. I had my work done at neighborhood auto, in new bedford, MA. When I found out the cost of the job, I felt it was on the high side. I called central Dodge, in raynham, MA, where I purchsed the truck used in March, 2002. They informed me that the part would need to be ordered, due too overwhelming demand on this part. All of this adds up to my suspicions that this part may be faulty, and a recall, and refund may be in order.
Fuel pump failed as I was slowing for a stop sign, on a heavily traveled road. Had it replaced at fayetteville Dodge, within 2 days. If it had failed on a thruway, I could imagine the results might have been more serious .
See all problems of the 1998 Dodge Ram 1500.
The valve body was replaced as a result of the first repair attemp. Second attempt the transmission was overhauled, replaced pump, input shaft & torque converter. Third attempt is currently being made. Same as second to be replaced.
See all problems of the 2001 Dodge Ram 1500.
There is a potential saftey problem when without warning fuel pump module quits. If this shoud happen in a high speed traffic situation, the engine shuts down, power steering and power breaks are lost, you could become a target in the middle of the highway.
Fuel sending unit went out. This indicated that tank was empty. Took vehicle to dealer . Dlr put in a fuel pump,. But pump was defective, and dealer sent part back. Consumer has been out of a car 2 weeks. Fuel sensor failed and later on the fuel pump failed too.
Fuel pump on my 1996 Dodge pickup failed to pump gas to engine in August of 2000, while parked . The cost of replacement was approx. 450. 00 dollars. I am concerned only because I paid $25000. 00 dollars for this truck and figured that it sholud of lasted at least 100,000 miles. It just irritates me that Chrysler will not, nor have they offered to look into this defective part, fuel pump. Also, transmission started slipping in August of 2000, after several attempts to contact Chrysler, nothing has been done to correct this problem. The transmission slips (automatic) when shifting into third. This should also be considered a safety hasazrd.
My fuel pump quit working, had to have truck towed to dealer to fix,(under warranty) while there I complained about transmission (banging going into 3rd gear,drive shaft clunk), was told we serviced tranny, everything ok. Truck was still acting the same. Then at 33,000/34,000 mi. Trany started shifting erratic from 2-3rd gear,had dealer check and reservice trany, scan system, they road tested vehicle, said everything is ok. Now the next day,trany slips going into 3rd gear,(engine overreaves between 2-3rd gear). Called dealer and was told they would charge me to look at it again. I talked to a couple of trany shops and was told Dodge has defective transmissions, for my year vehicle.
Grey wire from fuel pump to sending unit in fuel tank failed, bad connection over heated and melted in fuel tank. The fuel pump failed as a result.
While driving the vehicle lost power. Took vehicle to dealer, and the dealer replaced fuel pump at 39,000 miles, 44,000 miles and 63,000 miles.
Fuel pump failure.
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|Tank Assembly problems||
|Gasoline Fuel System problems||
|Fuel Pump problems||
|Fuel Injection problems||
|Fuel Hoses Lines/piping And Fittings problems||
|Tank Filler Pipe And Cap problems||
|Fuel Injection Rail problems||
|Fuel Delivery problems||
|Gas Tank Strap problems||
|Gasoline Storage problems||