Bump the engine with the in line cracked on the injector pump. Bumping the engine will cause the lift pump to run for 20 sec. or so. Once you have fuel to that point, crack the 1, 3 and 4 injectors and crank the motor in 10 second intervals, leaving 5 or 10 minutes between to let the injector pump cool. The motor will eventually turn over. Have a second person on hand to tighten the injectors when it starts because they can spray a considerable amount of fuel. When you're finished, I'd consider testing the fuel pressure at the filter by using one of the provided test ports. You should have around 12 psi at idle. If not immediately change your lift pump and follow the same bleed procedure.
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Re: truck wont start after draining fuel filter?
Did you just drain it or replace it? Try removing it, refilling with clean diesel and some fuel treatment. Be sure all seals are in place. There should be a air bleed on top of the filter housing. Have an assistant crank engine while opening bleeder.If the pump(s) are working right this should purge air from system.Good luck! please rate me.
You may have gotten air in the fuel lines. Diesels cant deal with this as well as gas engines should be a purge / bleeder valve on the fuel lines to eliminate the air. may cough and sputter for a while
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Most likely you just have air in the lines.Crack them open one at a time and bleed them with the fuel pump off and on till you get fuel.If it fires dont hit the throttle let it sit and idle and close the line.Does it fire up with a small whif of starting fluid?
It is located on the driver's side of the engine. You will see a yellow handle for the fuel/water separator drain valve at the bottom of the filter housing. The black plastic top unscrews and the filter can be pulled out.
Please clarify the "loosing power" does it lose power and shut down or does it loose power but will idle? Your Cummins is electronically controlled so oil condition is important, fuel leaks, oil leaks, leaks in the air ducting between the turbo and the intake, sensors, water in the fuel. Do you get an engine light when this trouble happens? Dodge uses a lift pump to carry fuel to the the injection pump, is it working?
to dogy2003: 1995 Dodge Ram 2500's with Cummins Turbo Diesel do not have glow plugs
I agree with kious75, you need to get the air out of the injector lines. Has the truck ran AT ALL since the installation of the injector pump?
What type of additive did you put in the trucks fuel tank?
Have you replaced the fuel filter recently? Check the filter canister to see if fuel has been pumped in to it. (one way to check is to open the water/fuel seperator valve on the bottom of the fuel filter canister and see if there is any fuel or water in there)
I had a 1999 Dodge Ram 2500 with a 24V Cummins ISB engine and had trouble getting it to start. Had NO luck bleeding the injector lines. My truck was a 5-speed so I got it on dry level ground and had a friend pull me with his truck, I popped the clutch in 3rd gear and the truck cranked up beautifully. It is similar to the process you would go thru if you had an old 5-speed vehicle with a dead battery. The engine and fuel delivery system on my truck and your truck are different but similar. My problem was a bad "lift pump" which was about $150 to fix, but caused a $1500 injector pump failure. I was nervous about pull starting my truck but it worked... the truck always cranked up after that.