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post #1 of (permalink) Old 02-22-2002, 01:02 AM
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Cummins starting problem

Ok I had my fuel filter replaced today by my local dealer(OUCH![img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/shocked.gif[/img]) but it needed to be done and I needed to learn the right way to do it(they let me watch!). Anyhow I thought it would cure this problem too while it might maybe increase my mileage.... a bit? Old filter was past gone! and the inside of the housing was dirty too!

Anyhow it seems like it takes my Cummins longer to start. Like it just sits there spin'n and spin'n and spin'n for a few seconds and THEN it fires up. But I noticed today that if I barely press the gas pedal when I turn the key it fires RIGHT UP!?! Any idea what is wrong? Will it hurt to do this to make it start up sooner? I'd really like to find out because I intended to keep this truck for a long time and I don't want any problems with it. Thanks

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Re: Cummins starting problem

You probaly need to bleed the air out of the fuel line, theres should be a screw on the side or just loosen up the line till it comes out solid with no air. A buddy here works at the local dodge dealer and that is what he says, good luck! 48's :-) or bust!

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post #3 of (permalink) Old 02-22-2002, 09:55 PM
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Re: Cummins starting problem

Ive had my 99 Ram for two years. Ive got 75,000 miles on it and replaced the fuel filter four times. Ive found it annoying trying to start the truck right after the new filter has been installed, but other than that, I havent had a problem with the start up. Good luck man.

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post #4 of (permalink) Old 02-23-2002, 02:08 AM
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Re: Cummins starting problem

No No SS you misunderstood my post. I've had this problem since I got the truck. I thought having the filter replaced yesterday would HELP, BUT it needed to be done anyways. I'll try that bleeder valve though my dealership was nice enough to let me stand there and watch the guy do it and he explained everything to me ( real nice especially cause I'm only 18)

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