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Dodge Durango Fuel Pump

I have a 2001 Dodge Durango with a 4.7L V8 which sat all winter without gas. I crank it for a few seconds every day as if I were going to drive it and so far a couple of times it did try to fire just enough to make it turn over faster and I sometimes can definitely smell gas.

I don’t think I can replace the pump by myself so what should this cost at a garage?



What makes you think you need to replace the fuel pump?

Do the basics. Put a new fuel filter on it. Put the battery on a charger and get it fully charged. Pull the intake hose & air filter to check to make sure you don’t have a rodent’s nest or something in there. Check for spark. If you have spark blow some starting fluid into the intake to see if that does anything. If starting fluid helps check the fuel pressure.

I don’t see any reason to think you have a bad fuel pump. Why was it sitting all winter without gas?

I would have never thought about the fuel filter and I’ll check the intake too. I took the battery to have it tested & charged and it’s fine plus I now have a charger.
Thank you

Nothing to do with the vehicle. And I’m encouraged about the fuel pump.
Thank you