1988 Dodge Dakota no start - fuel pump?

Tiny
88DODGESUKS
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  • 1988 DODGE DAKOTA
  • 6 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 240,000 MILES
I just bought this for aa hunting truck, had it two days, I was parked idling, began to back up and it died and wouldn't start. I tow it home and it starts and then dies right away. When I turn the key on I can't hear the fuel pump turn on, and I can't find a pressure release valve on the fuel line to check the pressure.
How do I know if it is the fuel pump for sure and not something else?
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Sunday, October 18th, 2009 AT 7:23 PM

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Tiny
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This set up doesn't have the schrader valve like multi-port injection. You need to check it in line (usually right before the fuel filter on the frame rail.

Also, has the check engine light come on?
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Tuesday, October 20th, 2009 AT 10:31 AM
Tiny
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No the check engine light has not come on.
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Tuesday, October 20th, 2009 AT 1:26 PM
Tiny
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Start with fuel pump pressure and let me know what you find.
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Tuesday, October 20th, 2009 AT 1:54 PM

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