Q: I installed a new fuel pump on a 1997 dodge caravan, it turns on but no gas is getting to the engine. Access to the fuel filter is

asked by on

I installed a new fuel pump it is turning on.But the car still wont start without starting fluid. I checked the engine with a pressure gauge and gas is not getting to the engine. The car is starting with spray. The fuel filter is rusted shut there is no way to get to it. Is bypassing the fuel filter a temporary solution to move this car about 25 miles . I can not work on it where it is and I can not afford to have it towed. I need to get it running long enough to move it 25 miles so I can work on it in a garage. Do you have any suggestions?
My car has an automatic transmission.

Hi there. It sounds like the fuel filter being corroded is the issue. It will need to be removed as well as any lines that may be corroded. You may have to replace a good portion of the lines if there is a lot of corrosion. If the vehicle cannot be serviced where it is then fuel lines can be used but they need to be able to handle over 50 psi. You would be best to get some assistance from a certified mechanic, like one from YourMechanic, that can come to you to [replace the fuel filter and lines] https://www.yourmechanic.com/services/fuel-filter-replacement

Was this answer helpful?
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. I installed a new fuel pump on a 1997 dodge caravan, it turns on but no gas is getting to the engine. Access to the fuel filter is

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Q: Heater not working

Hello. If the heater does not work I always check the coolant level first. If the coolant level for the engine is low then not much coolant will enter the heater core which results in little to no heat. If...

Q: How do I check the health of my tires?

Periodically checking the health of your tires is important. Tires that are in bad shape are an extreme safety liability. To check the health of your tires, visually inspect them. You should look for excessive wear and tear, uneven balding...

Q: Where is my coolant leaking from? 2007 Dodge Caravan

Hello - you may have a coolant leak from a worn out water pump. If so, this could result in an immediate failure, as modern water pumps have a remarkable ability to work right up until complete failure. The "gurgling"...

Related articles

How Long Does a Heater Control Valve Last?
Keeping the right amount of coolant in a car is essential in keeping the engine at the right temperature. Failing to have the right amount of coolant or even bad elements...
How to Avoid Back Pain in a Car
If you have back problems, sitting in a car for an extended period of time can be excruciating. Even without back problems, you could experience discomfort and soreness from...
What are the Car Pool Rules in Hawaii?
Hawaii is widely regarded as a land of vacation and relaxation, and as such, its scenic roads and routes are far better known than the state’s freeways. But, as with all...