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Priming fuel Where do you prme the fuel system on a 97 dodge ram 2500 with 5.9 cummin diesel engine. I changed the fuel filter.

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    seems to be coming from fuel line to engine block

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You prime it at the lifter pump on the drivers side the primer is a black rubber push button type. you shouldn't have to crack any injector lines if you do you can risk damaging the lines or their ability to seal. good luck

Posted on Dec 06, 2008

Primer button is on driver's side of block, near the starter. You will probably need to crack the lines at the injectors to bleed the system properly.

Posted on Oct 17, 2008

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