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Old 08-26-2009, 11:27 AM
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Sorry Guys.. I'm a newbie... I am sure this has been discussed a hundred times in here somewhere but just couldn't find anything on the fuel filter.

Is the fuel filter for an 04 Ram 1500 QC HEMI in the fuel tank? If so, is this an easy replacement? or does it need to be done by a mechanic?

Thanks in advance for any help!
 
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Old 08-26-2009, 11:34 AM
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The filter is indeed in the tank, and is designed to be a lifetime filter, unless you are having a malfunction that has to do with fuel pressure,Or got a tank of bad gas, just leave it alone.
 
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Old 08-26-2009, 12:31 PM
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That is kind of what I have been finding on the net. Just trying to figure out why I seem to have a loss of performance. Had the injectors cleaned. Thought maybe it could be a fuel filter. Guess I will keep searching the web for other ideas.
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Old 08-26-2009, 01:56 PM
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I seriously doubt it will be the fuel filter. Like you said, keep looking. Do you have any codes lighting up?
 
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Old 08-27-2009, 10:06 AM
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No, there aren't any codes lighting up. The truck just doesn't seem to be as peppy as before. Maybe it is just the 65K miles catching up with it. Maybe it is time for the CAI.
 
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Old 08-27-2009, 12:33 PM
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No, there aren't any codes lighting up. The truck just doesn't seem to be as peppy as before. Maybe it is just the 65K miles catching up with it. Maybe it is time for the CAI.
well dude, Have you done a tune up lately? Plugs,wires, air filter cleaning or change and clean the TB (throttle body). Those things can't hurt.
 
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Old 08-27-2009, 12:54 PM
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^^^^+!. Plugs are rated for change every 30kmi. that is the biggest loss of power that people have reported as well as mileage. Don't go all out on Platinum plugs. Stockers are basic copper. That's all you want and need. If you aren't sure if they have been changed, then they probably haven't and I would assume just change them. Also, get some Lucas Fuel Injector cleaner and pour that in your gas tank. It's superb stuff!
 
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Old 08-27-2009, 01:44 PM
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From the amount of fuel pumps I've changed on dodge trucks I am probably going to throw one in after 100k miles just for maintenance lol.
 
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well ive got a pump sitting out in the shop with your name on it.

Dog, what plugs do you recommend?
 
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NGK 5306s. Yep, and clean the TB. Plug wires may not be necessary yet. Depends on the mileage.
 
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