Fuel pressure regulator location

Tiny
LARAMI DAWSON
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  • 1999 DODGE AVENGER
  • 2.5L
  • 6 CYL
  • 250,000 MILES
Where is the fuel pressure regulator on my car listed above?
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Thursday, January 19th, 2017 AT 5:23 PM

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Tiny
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Secured into the fuel rail on the engine. It will have a small vacuum hose on top, and a larger return hose coming off the side.
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Thursday, January 19th, 2017 AT 5:35 PM
Tiny
WRENCHTECH
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This system appears to be a returnless pump system which would put the regulator in the tank as part of the pump assembly.

Looking at the rail shows no regulator.

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Friday, January 20th, 2017 AT 4:31 AM
Tiny
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I have called all the parts stores in the valley. Also, the dodge dealer and a couple local mechanics. And get three different answers. On the fuel rail by the fuel pump or in the tank. And seen pictures of the replacement part. Have checked the fuel rail and fuel filter. And replaced the fuel pump. Still cannot find the part is shows on the car.
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Saturday, January 21st, 2017 AT 11:51 AM
Tiny
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Try looking at parts for a model one year older and newer. Sometimes there is a mid-year changeover, or you could have a car that was built so late in the year that they called it next year's model.

What kind of problem are you trying to solve?
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Saturday, January 21st, 2017 AT 2:41 PM
Tiny
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I did and same part for 1998, 1999 and 2000. Car will not start. Has spark and you can hear the fuel pump kick on but no start. Cannot find a Schrader valve to check pressure or the fuel pressure regulator to check either.
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Saturday, January 21st, 2017 AT 3:04 PM
Tiny
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Pressure regulators have a very low failure rate. Their most common failure is they leak fuel into the vacuum hose.

This car is a Mitsubishi product. It will not have a pressure test port. You have to add a temporary fitting to the supply hose where it goes between the body and fuel rail.

A better place to start is by reading and recording the diagnostic fault codes. If there is not one for the crankshaft position sensor or the distributor reference pulse, use a scanner to view those sensors. They will be listed with an indication as to whether their signals are showing up during cranking.
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Saturday, January 21st, 2017 AT 3:23 PM
Tiny
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Ran a code reader. No codes.
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Saturday, January 21st, 2017 AT 3:55 PM
Tiny
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And there is gas in the oil.
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Saturday, January 21st, 2017 AT 3:57 PM
Tiny
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If you suspect the regulator of leaking, there are two clues to look for. The first is fuel pressure will bleed down when the engine is turned off. That will usually result in an unusually-long crank time to restart the engine. The second is there will be excessive black smoke from the tail pipe.

If the leak is relatively small, the fuel will collect in the intake manifold when the engine is off. This is far more likely to be caused by a leaking injector than a leaking regulator. There will not be much volume before the pressure is depleted so there is a good chance no fuel will make it into the cylinder and past the piston rings. While running, that fuel would be burned normally in the engine.

It is the larger leak that can dump a lot of gas into the intake. That would be more likely caused by the regulator, but only if it is on the fuel rail. You will see the wetness inside the vacuum hose.

Look for the rubber fuel supply hose that runs between the body and the fuel rail. If the regulator is on the fuel rail, the return hose will be there too. If there is no return hose, the regulator is in the tank.
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Saturday, January 21st, 2017 AT 4:20 PM

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