The service tech said they see this often, but the insurance will usually pay. I discovered that there are multiple instances listed on internet forums related to the number 4 injector tube and clamp holding the fuel line on 2006 Dodge Ram trucks with the cummins diesel. According to Dodge parts department, this part, cummings part 508674ab, goes bad so often that it is the only fuel injector line out of a possible six lines that they keep in stock. Filter is attached lightly to lid. Check these connections and look for any damage to the fuel lines. To unscrew the cap put a socket on the hex lug at the center of the cap. Several gallons of diesel pumped all over hot engine, exhaust, entire underside of truck, body of truck, highway, major mess.
I noticed there was a recall on my truck for the defective water in fuel light. Additionally, the fuel filter on the left rear of the engine has a water bleed off knob on the bottom. It appeared that a fuel line had ruptured. By using a rigid mount we eliminate any chance of return line cracks due to an unsupported connection. When I stopped, I could see a mist coming from the engine compartment.
This simple task if gone overlooked can not only rob you of power, but harm your injectors and other vital engine components. Eight injectors had to be replaced within the past year and some of the wires were replaced. Diesel fuel was spraying all over engine and was leaking down exhaust. Consumers who bailed out Dodge are left hanging with expensive repairs, and their families stranded in the middle of nowhere. This happened in Dec 09 and happened again in Jan 11. He agrees, atomized diesel touching a hot turbo could ignite, and we would have had a vehicle fire and become a flaming bomb with the entire family in the car.
I did it the other way and it was difficult attaching the lines to the delete and I ended up having a fuel leak. The fact that the number 4 injector tube out of 6 total is the only injector tube that appears to have this problem and the fact that fuel is sprayed on a hot engine creating a safety issue should warrant further investigation and design review. Any consideration for review of what I believe to be a safety issue would be greatly appreciated. When the consumer contacted Chrysler, he was informed repairs were not going to be authorized because the vehicle wa performing as designed. Nearly made it home, but died suddenly and only place to go was median in 4 lane highway.
The Filter Eliminator manifold allows the two low pressure return lines to be connected at the exact factory locations. I know in the old days the dodges had a way about starting up an engine and that would be where. Follow those tubes back to the 'common rail'. I've seen some reports on the internet that some dealers are adding a second filter onto their trucks to prevent this. The Bosch Common rail injectors are extremely susceptible to small debris, Water and poor filter change schedule's. If you know much about the motor. It has a black 'cap'.
One often overlooked area of maintenance is that of the fuel filter. The Billet Filter Eliminator allows removal of the stock fuel filter canister on '03-'07 5. I looked in my outside rear view mirrors and could see what appeared to be a mist spraying behind the vehicle. Installed update and problem persisted. Recently I was driving it and it started smoking extremely bad and just quit, I opened the hood and there was oil everywhere, had to have it towed home where it still sits as of this day. Once I detached everything, and reinstalled in the manner as I suggested above, it's worked flawlessly with no leaks.
Chrysler did not acknowledge this issue as anything other than a repair let alone as a safety issue. Then we have the answer for you! The filter element is secured to the cap by several locking fingers to detach the filter element from the cap carefully pry back some of the locking fingers Unscrew the plastic lid. It appears this is a common problem and is usually the 4 fuel line. If the truck starts and continues to run, Injectors would be expected. Chrysler customer service did not offer any repair considerations because they said my truck warranty had expired. The key can also fail, loosing the programmed key number. The connection points of the stock return lines have been perfectly matched and installation is a snap.
If the injectors are not working properly there's lots of ways to determine if their the cause of your problem. As a preventive action, it is wise to often maintain your automobile in before and after travels. The insurance company sent a lab for tests, they say the fuel is normal. The final touch to a custom lift pump installation! Hope helps with this remember rated the help. I opened the hood and noticed there was diesel fuel sprayed under the engine compartment and also underneath the vehicle. But when the fuel filter begins to get clogged, it will drastically hinder fuel flow, meaning that the injectors cannot fire properly, reducing the overall power and fuel economy of your engine.
Chrysler advised the consumer to continue to drive the vehicle until it malfunctions again. Consumer states while driving the check engine light came on and the vehicle shut down and went into safe mode. I had an issue of it losing power, replaced the filter, then within 3000 miles it happened again. Towed it home after a harrowing ordeal getting a wrecker there and trying to not get hit by cars. Huge cloud of steam out of engine compartment smelling like diesel. Vehicle just out of warranty.