Originally Posted by petedownload
My 2000 1500 started to miss at different speeds and then sometimes will not start.
My mechanic said most likely a fuel pump.
I thought that maybe I would try to eliminate one issue and replace the fuel filter, but when I loosened it, gas ran everywhere and would not stop.
I got more than 2 cups before I gave up and re-tightened the old filter.
My question is does that indicate a blown pump if the gas keeps siphoning through the pump?
Thanks for any help
it is common to have a good amount of fuel to leak out especially if the tank is full..
the fuel filter needs replacing 30-40,ooomi have a small cup to catch the fuel ..you could also use a small funnel with a hose to it and direct the fuel into a container..
what is needed is to check the pressure with a pressure guage..you need 53-62 psi with the key on to start..then the pressure with key off should hold with in a few psi after 15min..
a new pump should put out 60-62 plus psi with key on engine off!
use the purolator gas filter good quaility at a fair price.
if the pressure is low get the delphi pump//no airtex pumps !