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Cranks, no start. everything on the ignition sys is new so…

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Cranks, no start. everything...

Cranks, no start. everything on the ignition sys is new so im going with a fuel issue. trying to figure out the fuel pressure spec (97 dodge ram 1500 5.9l)

Mechanic's Assistant: How many miles are on the vehicle? And when was it last serviced?

I serviced it a couple months ago, was sitting for about 2-3 months after that due to some dmv registration issues has around 144000-148000 miles

Mechanic's Assistant: What year is your Ram 1500?

97

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your Ram 1500 yourself? What have you tried so far?

Been following a flow chart, checked for spark, has spark, reciently replaced the ignition switch, and the starter a couple months ago, changed the spark plug, spark plug wires, distributer cap

Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?

I reciently got it running, replaced the battery, took it for gas then went to get it smogged, the guy said i had to run it at highway speeds fora while before bringing it back. i couldnt take it on the freeway so i was running it at a lil over 2000rpm before it died on me once it died it now cranks but wont start. i think it may be a fuel filter

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Dodge Mechanic: tech0405, Technician replied 7 months ago
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Good afternoon have you checked to see if you have fuel pressure going to the engine while cranking??

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
not yet, plan to do that tomorrow, i was looking around for the spec reading but cant really find it anywhere
Dodge Mechanic: tech0405, Technician replied 7 months ago

Fuel pressure spec is 44-54 psi depending on the rpm level but i suggest you at least have 44 psi of fuel pressure while the vehicle is running , more then likely you have a fuel pump that has failed these are common to cause the issue you are having i suggest you start by checking this first I hope this helps please dont forget to provide feedback/star rating for the help provided thank you

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