1997 Dodge Ram wont start

Tiny
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  • 1997 DODGE RAM
  • 5.2L
  • V8
  • 4WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 272,000 MILES
When I go to crank it it will try to start but won't turn over and the fuel pump won't shut off.
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Wednesday, June 11th, 2014 AT 8:17 PM

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Tiny
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Check to see if fuel pump relay is sticking or stuck. It in power dist center underhood. Then scan for codes.
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Thursday, June 12th, 2014 AT 8:22 AM
Tiny
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How do I fix the stuck relay cuz that's what it sounds like
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Thursday, June 12th, 2014 AT 7:32 PM
Tiny
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You take the relay out and try a new one if it still does it then you have to see why it is still being powered up. Normally a short of some kind doing it.
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Friday, June 13th, 2014 AT 6:30 AM
Tiny
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Okay so the relay is fine. Its getting power. And my dad think that the engine just isn't getting a spark. Like maybe a spark plug?
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Friday, June 13th, 2014 AT 4:43 PM
Tiny
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So the new fuel pump has like 50 pounds of pressure it just won't shut off. And the relay is good works
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Friday, June 13th, 2014 AT 6:42 PM
Tiny
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Ther ehas to be a hot wire keeping the fuel pump relay going it could be in the fuse box as well. Try unplugging the asd relay first. If it still continues it may be the pcm is keeping it on. Then check the ground for the pcm it shold be around it.
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Saturday, June 14th, 2014 AT 11:56 AM
Tiny
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Okay someone told me that the fuel pump runs all the time cuz is ram off the alternator instead of the battery
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Saturday, June 14th, 2014 AT 12:40 PM
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No It only runs with key on
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Saturday, June 14th, 2014 AT 12:44 PM
Tiny
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Yeah then turn off once it pressurized right? Or is it when u start the car it turns off after it pressurizes
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Saturday, June 14th, 2014 AT 12:58 PM
Tiny
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Actually no it pressurizes when you turn key on initially then runs to keep pressure up
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Saturday, June 14th, 2014 AT 3:50 PM

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