1997 Dodge Aries

Tiny
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1997 Dodge Aries

my wife was driving down the road and sudenly the car just lost all power and stoped getting gas. I am thinking it could be the fuel filter but I don't know much about dodge products what do you think?
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Saturday, May 9th, 2009 AT 3:35 PM

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Tiny
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You will never solve a running problem on a Chrysler product by changing the fuel filter.

How do you know it's not getting fuel? If you looked for spray from the injector and found none, did you stop there or did you check for spark too?

If both are missing, suspect a defective pickup assembly, (Hall effect switch), under the rotor in the distributor. Common failure item and an easy, inexpensive fix.

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Saturday, May 9th, 2009 AT 11:41 PM
Tiny
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Fuel pump, not filter. A bit of a hassle if that was one if the models that had the fuel pump inside the tank. Need a lift, so you can drop and drain the tank to get at the pump. If, the pump is in-line, under the hood, then it's easy 10 minutes of labor.
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Sunday, August 6th, 2017 AT 9:19 PM
Tiny
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When Chrysler fuel pumps fail, they almost always fail to start up, leaving you sitting in the driveway or parking lot. It is extremely rare for one to stop while the engine is running. GM pumps, on the other hand, usually start up, and typical fail during the drive cycle, leaving you sitting on the side of the road. That's just the nature of the two beasts.

No domestic manufacturer used an inline electric fuel pump outside the gas tank. Mechanical fuel pumps on the engine usually spring a leak. They don't suddenly stop supplying gas to the carburetor. This post is over eight years old. I assume the problem has been solved by now! Too bad the solution was never posted for the benefit of the rest of us.
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Sunday, August 6th, 2017 AT 10:58 PM

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