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VP Failures

Do the 2002 vp's go out more fequently than the previous three yrs they were used?

Maybe we could do a poll on what yrs go out sooner.

I'm still on my OE vp44 55k miles.

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Mine went out at about 70k miles just after I bought the truck. The old Lift Pump failure unbenounced to me. Learn from your mistakes.

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112k!?

Great idea and thread! I bought the 02 below about a month ago and as far as I and the previous owner know, it has the original VP. Do not know who the first owner was. I am the third owner. I will be interested in what other 02 owners have to say in this thread. I believe Mopar1973Man has an 02 as well.

Is there any way to tell if the VP has been replaced? My truck is running great without any signs of VP problems. It does have a FASS lift pump and draw straw instead of the intank pump. Runs 15 psi or greater most of the time.

After reading the Lubricity Additive Study Results below I will be trying some virgin soy or sunflower cooking oil at 128:1 (1 oz./gal) from Walmart or Sam's. This should be better than 2 cycle oil at 128:1 or the biodiesel at 50:1 AND is a great fuel.

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well my buddy got 208k out of his vp and he is the original owner and he has had a power puck on for since 175k and got 275k on his truck now (01 by the way)

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I lost my first one at 50K miles...

The second one is at 101K and still going strong!

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There's an idea floating around that the 02's go out sooner; reason I started this thread.

I did have a hard start, for the first time, cold morning, about a month ago. No codes.
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I have an 02

I have an 02 and I am in the process of replacing the VP and lift pump.

As a Diesel mechanic for 26 years I have loved the Cummins engine in the big rigs, that is why I went with the Dodge, boy am I pissed about this, I wish I would have known about the problem with the lift pump earlier, I have been telling all my friends driving the Dodge Cummins about this failure. Like I said in the past this should be a class action suit against Dodge to compensate this.
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I have an 02 and I am in the process of replacing the VP and lift pump.

As a Diesel mechanic for 26 years I have loved the Cummins engine in the big rigs, that is why I went with the Dodge, boy am I pissed about this, I wish I would have known about the problem with the lift pump earlier, I have been telling all my friends driving the Dodge Cummins about this failure. Like I said in the past this should be a class action suit against Dodge to compensate this.
I would agree with you about the suit, but it is a cummins problem and mopar had a retofit for it.

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Late '01's and early '02s were the worst for failure rates when using a wire tap box IMO.

Nothing to back it up, but it was always a gamble to lose a pump just after a box install back in the day.

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I would agree with you about the suit, but it is a cummins problem and mopar had a retofit for it.
But it is Mopars turd of a pump that is failing and destroying the VP44, some engineer should be kicked square in the sack.
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The '98.5-'99 were reported to quit within minutes of tapping the wire due to an internal pump maching issue. I ran tapped for right at 4 years before mine let go.

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I replaced mine @ about 95,000mi. I was the second owner and it was the original pump

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