fuel pump not priming/fuel system problems.
Hello everyone, my name is moe. I am new to dodge forum. 1 week ago I purchasded used 99 dodge ram 1500 5.2 litre , with 127000 miles on it . It seemed like it was a solid truck except needing an ac compressor. Before closing the deal I test drove truck, went about 80 miles. The truck seemed very strong and solid, everything seemed to work except ac. I closed the deal. On the way home stopped to get lunch, came out of store and truck would not start. It was turnig over really well but seemed like no gas was getting to the injectors. I told my wife to just turn the key forward without starting to see if I could hear fuel pump priming.Could not hear it, Nothing! Checked all fuses and relays pertaining to fuel pump every thing was good. I had to leave it at the store. Came back 2 hours later it started right up I heard the fuel pump prime before it started. I let it idle about 10 mins, went to put in reverse it died, tried to resart no fuel pump priming. I let it sit for about 45mins and it started right up got out of truck to close the bed door and it died again, so I had to leave at the store again. Came back about 4 hours later tried to start, nothing! Went across the street to have dinner, came back an 1 hr later it started right up. FInally got it home pulled into garage and turned it off and tried to start back nothing, could not hear fuel pump priming. It seemed like the pump was not being energized. Called a few places and described my problem everyone was saying that i needed a fuel pump one person said that i needed the pressure regulator. another said fuel filter. Unfortunately all those components are in the gas tank and all one unit. So after going through these same symptoms another day I bought a new fuel pump, I installed it with the help of my nephew we got it done in about 3 hours. bolted bed back down. It started right up I could hear the fuel pump priming before it fired up. Test drove it running great, went to the grocery store for few things came out, the dam thing would not start. Very frustrating after dropping 220 bucks on new fuel pump and the time and effort of putting it in. I left the dam thing at store again, came back to it 4 hrs later it started right up got it home about 3 in the morning. Have any one ever experienced this problem before or know what it could be, 1999 dodge ram 1500 5.2. I would really appreciate any suggestions. I am new to this site, this is my first truck ever and i chose dodge, i would like to say that I am proud owner of a dodge ram. HELP!