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I have a 2000 dodge 2500 with a 5.9 cummins 24 valve my fuel

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I have a 2000 dodge 2500 with a 5.9 cummins 24 valve my fuel mileage suddenly dropped from 19 mpg to 10 or 12 mpg no check engine lite any ideas
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Dodge
Expert:  Chris replied 11 months ago.

Hello and welcome to just answer. If the power is good, then it is probably not a turbo. I have seen lift pump issues cause this. Make sure the fuel filter and fuel quality is ok. If so, suspect the lift pump. Below is a Star case that discusses this. Read this information.

I hope this helps, and have a Merry Christmas!

Chris.

STAR Case

Case Number918735461

Vehicle IssueNo Power, Poor Fuel Mileage. Check Transfer pump Operation.;Check the fuel transfer pump operation. Reference TSB 14-002-03. When replacing a transfer pump inspect the line between the transfer pump inlet quick disconnect and the pump inlet banjo fitting for a ball bearing in the inlet banjo bolt. Remove the ball bearing if there is one there. It will cause a inlet restriction that is undetectable when checking inlet restriction.

System or ComponentFuel Economy,Lack of Power / Sluggish,Loses Power;Customer Concern (No DTCs);Fuel Pump / Transfer Pump,Group 18 - Vehicle Performance / Driveability;Yes - Intermittent,Yes - Continuously;Fuel Pressure Low,Fuel Volume Low

RecommendationReplace the fuel transfer pump.

Modification Date06/17/03 1:00 PM

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Thanks Chris, I have recently replaced fuel filter but will check it for water/ or dirty this is a part time use vehicle, Merry Christmas, Roger
Expert:  Chris replied 11 months ago.

Sounds good Roger! Hey if you get a chance, would you rate my service today? That way I will get credit for helping you. If you need further assistance, I will continue to help even after you rate. Thank you!

Chris