ENGINE LOST POWER

  • Tiny
  • Sparkle
  • 2006 Dodge Ram

2006 dodge ram turbo diesel 3500 replaced fuel filter due to minor issue with fuel injector, heavy shake. While driving check engine light came on then after driving a few miles it lost power. Removed fuel filter got it running and drove it home. Next morning put in new filter and it would not start, repeatedly. Removed filter and it started up. Drove down the road and noticed heavy black smoke, turned around & drove back home. Put filter back on, hard to start, smokes badly, excessive fuel. Can the injector stick open? Turbo works, everything else seems to be fine.

Sunday, May 27th, 2012 AT 1:50 AM

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  • ASEMaster6371
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Yes, the injector may be stuck open. Does not explain why it runs without fuel filter but that nay be the reason the injector failed.

What minor issue with the injector?

Roy

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Sunday, May 27th, 2012 AT 2:25 AM
  • Tiny
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It had a heavy shake & poor gas mileage before this happened. Was told by dealership there was nothing wrong previously. I assumed the filters needed to be replaced and that's when all these major issues started.

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Sunday, May 27th, 2012 AT 3:45 AM
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Dirt may have passed on from removing the filter. You may end up replacing all the injectors and you will need to flush the lines and tank to rid of debris.

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Sunday, May 27th, 2012 AT 11:59 AM

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