I am almost at the end of my rope, I do not know if it is my wife's constant nagging, or the way I cannot seem to catch a break on my Ram. I mean, I did a valve job, new gaskets everything torqued down to specs. Then, the mechanical fuel pump decides to fail and not let me start the truck. I have a electrical fuel pump that I had taken off, I just do not know where the f... it is.
So I decide to order the exact same pump that I had taken off, the electric one, it comes, exciting, goodies in the mail, good weather on Thursday, around 90 F. I follow the wiring instructions + to + from ignition switch, ground to ground, that is the black wire right? I guessed wrong, I get no power to the pump, its already plumbed, bolted down. Nothing...
I decide to check power, get the meter out. I got 11.98V WTF!!! No power to pump. Made in china crap, so I reverse the wires, pump turns on I get happy, but there is still now fuel to carburetor. Pump is very hot by this time, no gas through it. I take everything off again, plumbing and everything, take pump out to battery, extend the wires and do a test (I know, I should have tested before hooking everything up... but I was excited) Again, + to + black to black, nothing...WTF right? reverse them, and pump turns on, makes noise but does not pump. But, when black wire is off, fuel spits out. Is it an intermittent pump? Anyway, it was late and I was tired.
So tired, that I decided to order the mechanical pump. If the new mechanical pump fails I will have no more reasons to believe... The truck runs, if I put gas in the carburetor, like my dad taught me, she runs, until fuel runs out. The way I understand the pump works with the cam correct? The lever moves up and down making the diaphragm pull gas from the tank and pushing it to the carburetor float tank. Am I correct?
New pump arrives Thursday. New carburetor gaskets, new fuel pump and gaskets. The whole process takes about 30 minutes, I will have everything prepped.
What do I do if the new pump does not pull/push fuel? The fuel filter coming from the tank is new, two months old.
Sorry for the rant. It is just frustrating at times, the nagging wife does not help with her "I want that thing out of my garage it smells like gasoline..."