When I turn on the engine when its been sitting and its been cold, I hear what appears to be a small motor that turns on right behind the engine. The motor appears to run at a slow pace and only runs for about a minute. The other day, fuel leaked out while this motor was running. Any idea's of what this could be?
Fuel leak problem on 1998 Dodge Ram 1500
by bfiore in Mchenry, IL on January 13, 2012
ANSWER by Johnny Mopar on January 24, 2012
The only motor on a 1500 Ram is the fuel pump which is located behind the cab on top of the fuel tank. I cannot think of anything on the right side of the engine that can cause this. More information would be helpful.
ANSWER by jonthehunter on February 15, 2013
Could be a boost pump, sometimes people add a second fuel pump or a "boost pump" to maximize fuel pressure to their desired performance. Be sure that it is fuel that is leaking before you tamper with what you believe is a motor. There could also be a chance that the ACTUAL liquid in the device is mixing with gasoline too which could be a problem, most likely a mix of oil and gas. Make sure of what it is. If it is oil and gas or just oil, would seem to be a leak from your starter.
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