Chrysler Full-Size Vans 1989-1998 Repair Guide

Testing Fuel System Pressure

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CAUTION
Observe all applicable safety precautions when working around fuel. Whenever servicing the fuel system, always work in a well ventilated area. Do not allow fuel spray or vapors to come in contact with a spark or open flame. Keep a dry chemical fire extinguisher near the work area. Always keep fuel in a container specifically designed for fuel storage; also, always properly seal fuel containers to avoid the possibility of fire or explosion.

  1. Remove the engine cover.
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  3. Remove the air cleaner assembly.
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  5. Remove the protective cap from the fuel pressure test port on the fuel rail.
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  7. Install fuel pressure gauge C-5069 or equivalent to the test port fitting.
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  9. Start the engine and check fuel pressure; at idle, the pressure should be 35-45 psi.
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  11. If pressure fails to meet specifications, perform normal diagnostics.
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  13. Install all removed components after servicing the fuel system.
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Fig. Fig. 1: On 5.2L and 5.9L engines, the fuel pressure test port is located on the driver's side fuel rail. Remove the cap to test fuel pressure



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Fig. Fig. 2: Location of the fuel pressure test port on a 3.9L MFI engine



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Fig. Fig. 3: Location of the fuel pressure test port on 5.2L and 5.9L MFI engines



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Fig. Fig. 4: Use fuel pressure gauge C-5069 or equivalent to test the fuel pressure on an MFI equipped vehicle

 
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