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Dodge diesel lost its prime!

I ran a 2001 dodge diesel out of fuel ! i filled the filter back up how do i prime the system to start it again

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You have to loosen your injector lines one at a time and have someone crank the engine. once you get fuel to that injector,tighten it and move onto the next one. This will be a lengthy process and make sure you have good batteries cause this process could drain them. Good luck

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