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My 04 dodge seem to have air in the fuel line how can I prime my fuel line?

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There air should bleed off by itself, or its getting air from somewhere thus having a leak. If you pop the hood and look where the fuel injectors are, there should be a fuel rail a long pipe that connects to all of your injectors, on this rail there is a black cap that you can unscrew kinda looks like a tire valve on a tire.if u turn the key off to on engine off key on and the go and depress the valve on the rail fuel should spit out about 40-60 psi like a tablespoon. this tells you that your getting fuel to the motor. now do that same thing, but wait 5 -10mins before u depress the valve as long as something comes out you shouldnt have a leak. hope this helps

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you may have an air leak in the petrol line, probably where the fuel pump was changed.
the car won't srpay out petrol some time's but overnight the vacum in the fuel line ****'s air in & the system is not primed.
The only way you can check this is by priming the rail first thing in the morning by turning the ignition key to the point just before starting & you should hear the fuel pump run for about 4 second's then turn off the ignotion, wait for a few sec's & turn the key to same position, it will prime again.
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If not that then get back to me !

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