ENGINE WILL ONLY RUN IF I DUMP GAS INTO THE CARB

  • Tiny
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  • 2000 DODGE DURANGO

I have a 2000 dodge durango 5.9 liter 4x4 and I have replaced the fuel pump but it will not crank. What is wrong? The check engine light does not come on so I figure that it is not the fuel injectors. But it seems to me that it is not getting gas to the engine. Because I can pour gas in the carb and it will only start and run for like 5 seconds so I do not know what else it could be.

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Wednesday, November 2nd, 2011 AT 1:50 PM

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  • Tiny
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Check all the fuses. There are 2 related to the pcm. If the check engine light does not work, then the pcm may have failed.

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Wednesday, November 2nd, 2011 AT 2:01 PM
  • Tiny
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Already checked fuse and its fine

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Wednesday, November 2nd, 2011 AT 2:55 PM
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Ok, then as I stated before, you may have a failed pcm. Before you jump to conclusions, get a shop to verify as this is an expensive repair.

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Wednesday, November 2nd, 2011 AT 3:06 PM
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What is a pcm?

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Wednesday, November 2nd, 2011 AT 3:10 PM
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Program control module or the computer that controls all functions of the engine control systems. Without it, the car does not run.

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Wednesday, November 2nd, 2011 AT 3:12 PM
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Where would that be located?

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Wednesday, November 2nd, 2011 AT 3:17 PM
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The Powertrain Control Module (PCM) is located in the engine compartment on the passenger side.

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Wednesday, November 2nd, 2011 AT 3:21 PM

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