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Old 10-18-2008, 06:10 PM
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I have a 1999 Durango, wonít start. Battery is solid, cranks strong and I checked for spark, itís good. It does have a peculiar sound while it cranks now though. Sounds kinda tight, like thereís absolutely no chance Iím gonna start for you sound! What do I check next? Looked in the fuse box, I have no clue what I am looking at. A footnote here that may be relevantÖ when I just turn the ignition key to the on position I do not hear the fuel pump firing up, should I be able to hear some action? Any help is appreciated!
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Old 10-18-2008, 07:11 PM
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when I just turn the ignition key to the on position I do not hear the fuel pump firing up, should I be able to hear some action?
Well just seeing the title this was one of my first questions. I'm not sure but there should be a fuse/fusible link or something of that nature in the power distribution center. Start there. After that I'm thinking a new fuel pump is in your future. Just to be sure test your fuel pressure with a pressure tester on the fuel rail. you should have 50 PSI at the rail.

Have you run the tank empty or near empty numerous times? If so don't do that anymore. It will overheat the pump and kill it in short order. Always leave fill up at the 1/4 tank mark as much as possible.
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Old 10-18-2008, 07:22 PM
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+2 on that, you should hear some sound from the fuel pump when the key is turned.
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Had to ask my neighbor to shut down his lawnmower. To confirm, when I turn the ignition to the on position....I hear zip! Power Dist. Center confuses the hell out of me, what am I looking for in there? No info as to what relates to what? I have a feeling I will be dropping in a new pump but I would love to get lucky here and find something like a fuse....that is if I knew what fuse or link to be looking for? Any ideas fellas? Much gratitude...Mike
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The inside of the cover should tell you which fuse/link to take a look at. I don't have the D with me or I would look at where it's located and get back to you. If you're still having problems go pick up a chilton's/haynes manual.

I would get someone to hit the key for you and go get under the tank and listen. It should be a short (1-2 seconds) whir. I'd say if it's a zip then the vanes in the pump are probably not extending when they should and that could possibly cause it to overspeed creating the zip you're hearing.
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i think when he siad he hears zip he meant nothing zip as in zero nada it failed to make noise
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OK, stuck my head under the tank, partner turned the key to on, could've heard a pin drop!
Absolutely nothing in regard to noise, pump motors, etc. I moved around a few fuse's and continued to test the key and noise in tank gig, still nothing. I shot some starter fluid in the carb, not starting? What would be your next move if this beast was parked in your driveway? Thanks a ton fellas!!!!
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Two problems here.

1. There is a relay under the hood in the power box on the drivers side on the fender half way down up by the hood next to the battery. Open the box lid and under #29 (on mine) is the fuel pump relay. There should be a spare relay in the box and is listed as spare if you read the diagram on the top of the lid. Look at the relay and read the number on it. There should be only 2 different kinds in the box. Just replace it with the spare or switch it with a different one of the same part number. Also there is a fuse #17 (on mine) that gives it power located in this distribution box. This will test whether is a relay or a pump and wiring.

This relay shuts the fuel pump down if you are in a roll over or accident to shut the motor off. There might be a reset somewhere I can look for.

2. There is a test port on the drivers side mid fuel rail that you can test the pressure. It looks like a tire stem. Although it is larger by a fraction so a tire tester will not work. If you turn the key to run and push the button it should shoot fuel all over. This is the back yard mechanics way of seeing if it is working. If it dribbles then it's the pump not working.

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According to the schematics there is no reset.

It must be in the relay or shut down relay.
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Not to throw a monkey wrench into the works, but have you done a scan for codes on your truck? The only reason I ask is my 2000 behaved exactly the same way earlier this week... turns out the crank sensor threw a code and prevented it from starting...
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