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Twist it shut it off. still draining? replace the filter. Defective.

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Where is the fuel filter located on a 2007 6.7L dodge ram 3500 diesel pickup truck

Removal and Installation of the Cummins 6.7L Fuel Filter/Water Separator Mopar P/N 0518341AA

Job Time: 15 minutes
Tools needed:
5/16 Nut driver or Ratchet and socket
1/2" Drive Ratchet with extension for filter removal
Strap wrench
pan or jar for Fuel Drain
Motor oil

Got out there today and changed the Fuel filter and here's how I did it.

From the drivers side of the truck remove the (8) 5/16" screws from the fender liner and there's also a clamp attached to the fender liner by the brake fittings that needs to be pushed out and then remove the liner exposing the filter.

Wipe off all the dirt and junk from the filter, disconnect the Water In Fuel
(WIF) connector from the bottom of the filter and then place a drain pan below the drain valve and then open the drain valve two revolutions to drain the fuel from the filter. ( I used a mason jar stolen from the Queen so I could look at the drained fuel)

Now you have two ways of removing the Fuel Filter. You can either use a 1/2" drive ratchet inserted in the the bottom of the filter (You can't turn the filter the wrong way because the opening for the ratchet will only allow you to remove the filter this way.) or you can use an oil filter or strap wrench as I did.

Make sure when you remove the old filter to remove the drain hose to use on the new filter and you'll also have to reach up into the fuel filterhead/Housing assembly and remove the old end seal but it can be thrown away.


Install the yellow o ring that comes with the Filter and make sure the above end seal is installed.

Lubricate the O-Ring with clean engine oil. (Do not pre fill the filter with fuel or you'll toast your fuel pump.)

Install the filter until you feel it contact the head and then turn 1/2 rotation more.

Install the WIF connector and drain hose.

Prime the engine.
1. Turn the key to the RUN position but don't try to start the engine for 20 seconds.
2. Crank the engine for 1 to 2 seconds. If the engine does
not start, then release the key or starter button back to the
RUN position (do not turn the key back to the OFF
position). The electric fuel transfer pump will continue to
run and purge air from the system for about 20 seconds.
After 20 seconds, attempt to start the engine again.
3. Repeat the procedure if the engine does not start.
4. Start the engine using the Normal Starting Procedure and check for leaks.

Reinsert the wire clamp into the fender liner and install the fender liner with the (8) 5/16 bolts removed earlier and Congrats you're done.

I took the filter apart and here's what my filter looked like after only 8800 miles. So when the Master Tech I bought lunch for so I could pick his brain told me that the best advice he could give any Cummins owner is to change the fuel filter at least every 10,000 miles he wasn't just blowing smoke and that was the best $10.00 I've spent in a long time.

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2008 dodge ram 3500 diesel

There should be a drain at the bottom of your fuel filter. It's a little yellow handle at the bottom of the filter. When you drain the water from there the light should go off if you get it all out.

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I own a 2008 dodge ram diesel 6.7 has a lightning symbol in the middle of this ) ( and a check gauges message when this comes on.

The indicator you see is call a water in fuel warning lamp. ==== This a very important warning and you will need to take corrective action ASAP. ==== As a diesel owner,you need to know diesel fuel can attract moisture. When condensation (water droplets) collect inside the fuel tank,it will contaminate the diesel. ==== The corrective action is to locate the drain **** on the fuel filter and CAREFULLY drain the water from the bottom of the filter housing. (with engine off / key out) ==== The water in fuel warning light will go off as soon as the water is drained. ==== Use one bottle of RED Iso-Heet to remove any additional water inside the fuel tank.mustgo_54.jpg

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Getting poor mileage on my 1996 dodge 2500 diesel pickup. was getting 22mpg know 16 mpg

If you havent changed the plugs or coils, that could be a source of your problem. Also, maybe change your fuel filter and air filter. If you have the test, check your fuel pressure in the engine. Your fuel pump may be weak and need replaced. Best to you.

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Where is the fuel filter located on a 2006 Dodge Ram 2500 Cummins Diesel?

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.868820e.jpga75da07.jpg

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I am getting a message ''Water in Diesel Fuel Filter'' on the computer display of my Peugeot 206 Diesel SW Quiksilver. It was recently serviced. I spoke to the guys who did the service, but they want to...

its pretty simple, locate the fuel filter housing, at the bottom of the housing is a valve, just open the valve for about 3secounds to allow water to drain some fuel will also drain out, close valve and start engine and allow to run for a couple of minutes,

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Fuel filter light flashing megane oasis??

another bane of my life a renault ?? diesel or petrol if diesel their is a tap on the bottom of the filter to let any condensate out that can build up in the filter ,undo the tap and let it drain a bit till diesel comes out .

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Hard starting have changed fuel filter four times in two weeks

Either carry a lot of fuel filters or drain the fuel tank after it sits for a full two days, You have water in the fuelor a ton of algae. Confirm the water by pouring out the fuel filter. Any water will be obvious. The water in the tank will separate from the fuel if left standing. Then the water can be drained out the bottom of the tank.Water in the fuel can blow tips off injectors so take heed. and good luck.If you don't have a fuel water seperator, consider having a RACOR separater installed.

Sep 23, 2009 | 2007 Dodge Ram 3500 Quad Cab Laramie

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Changing fuel filter on 2006 dodge ram 2500 diesel

fuel filter housing on driver side of motor. need the correct size of socket to remove the lid. unscrew lid and pull straight up to remove filter. remove old filter from lid and install new filter and seal. drain old fuel/water from housing. then reinstall filter into housing. tigthten lid then make sure the petcock is closed from draining it earlier. bump the starter a couple times to fill the filter housing then start engine. clean any spilled fuel and your done

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1996 sport


Well, I came up empty handed in my attempts to get detailed tech information on the 2.5 turbo-diesel, but I do have some ideas based on my general diesel experience and from your description of the problem.

Diesel fuel is VERY prone to pick up contaminants and especially water... most diesel configurations have some sophisticated filter systems to help deal with this... but good maintenance calls for the occassional adding of a can of diesel fuel conditioner to the tank, to help remove water and contaminants. In severe cases, the entire fuel system has to be torn down and cleaned, including draining and flushing of the fuel tank... and ALL filters should be changed.

Since they force flushed diesel through the system and got you running again, I am inclined to believe you have a dirty fuel problem. I would recommend they again flush your system, but also drain and flush clean the fuel tank AND change the filters... Have them capture some of the old fuel from the tank in a quart glass jar, and have someone examine it for evidence of contamination... water will separate and collect at the bottom (unfortunately, water does not separate from diesel as well as it does gasoline... that's why fuel contamination is such aproblem!)

And since the problem didn't come back until you refueled, I'd make sure the new diesel fuel you get be checked BEFORE you put it in the tank!!!

Finally, get in the habit of adding fuel conditioner periodically to help keep this problem from coming back too soon. Ask one of your mechanics about that, or collar a truck driver and get his advice on the subject!

Good luck Hellie11, don't be shy to ask for more help or post a comment, and if you need, you can e-mail me directly at

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