Problems Starting on 1997 Dodge Ram 2500

My 97 Dodge Ram Diesel has trouble starting. Sometimes it will start right up and at other times it has to be cranked multiple times before starting. Weather temperature does not seem to be affecting the situation. Runs great once started and has plenty of power. Could this be a faulty fuel pump?

by in Stanardsville, VA on June 04, 2010
2 answers
ANSWER by on June 05, 2010
i had a 06 dodge diesel and had the same starting failures truck ran fine after it started. took it to dodge and replaced a fuel injector and truck ran great afterwards
ANSWER by on August 01, 2010
mine did the same thing and it sounds like the lift pump it bleeding pressure off slowly so if it sits a few hours it will need primed up. before starting it get under the hood and prime the lift pump by pushing the primer at least 20 or 30 times then try to start it. if it starts right up then replace the lift pump.
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