hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
93,000 miles

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2003 Dodge Ram 2500 fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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2003 Dodge Ram 2500 Owner Comments

problem #1

Mar 012013

Ram 2500 6-cyl

  • 93,000 miles


The Dodge Ram 2500 truck has a cummins diesel engine with common rail fuel injection. March 2013 while on a trip pulling a trailer, the number 5 & 6 fuel injector lines were severely rusted / corroded which resulted in a bad fuel leak. I lost close to 30 gallons of diesel fuel in 40 miles driving distance. The under hood and underbody of the truck was coated in fuel. Vehicles behind me had some fuel spray as well. It was smoking bad behind me due to the fuel being on the exhaust system. I had a Dodge dealer replace two of the six fuel injector lines. No choice. The dealer also cleaned the underbody. Once I returned home from the trip, I had a different Dodge dealer replace the other four injector lines. If this was a gas engine, the truck would've burned to the ground. Now, November 2014, I see the brake lines from the master cylinder to the ABS brake controller are also severely rusted / corroded. They are not leaking yet. It is just a matter of time. I will have them replaced prior to taking any trips, and will have the brake system completely flushed too. Pulling a trailer with the truck and losing the brake system could prove to be fatal. The truck now has 96000 miles, and is always parked inside a garage. These lines should not have corroded so badly, even in Minnesota.

- Minneapolis, MN, USA

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