2004 Dodge Ram Fuel Injector Removal And Installation

How to Remove Fuel Injector and Injector Clip from 2004 Dodge Ram 1500 2500 3500

A 2004 Dodge Ram fuel injector is made up of a nozzle and valve though which gasoline or diesel fuel is sprayed into the engine’s internal combustion chamber. The top end of the fuel injector is affixed into an opening on the fuel rail while the nozzle outlet end of the fuel injector is affixed into an opening located in the intake manifold. An individual fuel injector supplies fuel for each individual cylinder.

2004 Dodge Ram Fuel Injector 1500 2500 3500


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  1. Remove the fuel rail. Refer to “Fuel Injector Rail Removal” in the download factory service manual for fuel rail removal procedures.
  2. Each fuel injector has a clip that retains the fuel injector to the fuel rail. Remove the clip to remove the injector from the rail.


Dodge Ram Fuel Injector Removal & Install for 1500 2500 3500 3.7 4.7 5.7 5.9 Liter Engines

  1. Reinstall the fuel injector into the Dodge Ram’s fuel rail assembly and reassert the retaining clips for each injector.
  2. If you’re reinstallation the same fuel injector, be sure to install a new fuel injector o-ring.
  3. Always apply a small amount of clean motor oil to each fuel injector o-ring before reinstallation. It will make the installation easier.
  4. Reinstall the fuel rail. Refer to “Fuel Rail Installation” in the download service manual.
  5. Start the Dodge Ram’s engine and carefully inspect for fuel leaks.

Always refer to the 2004 Dodge Ram downloadable repair manual before performing maintenance, service or repairs to the vehicle’s fuel injection system. Additional information, including critical specifications, step-by-step repair and safety procedures are included.


  1. My 2004 Dodge Ram 1500 5.7L Hemi V8 engine misses on acceleration. Could this be a fuel injector problem

    • If the vehicle is missing when the throttle is applied check for:

      – Dirty spark plugs or incorrectly gapped plugs.
      – Dirt in the fuel system.
      – Faulty coil.
      – Warped, pitted or burned valves.

  2. I am getting excessive black smoke from my 2004 Dodge Ram pickup 2500 ST 5.9L V6 diesel, what could be the possible causes.

    • Some of the possible causes include:

      – Fuel injector malfunction
      – Air filter plugged or dirty
      – Restricted air intake system
      – Incorrect engine control module (ECM) calibration
      – Fuel injection pump malfunction
      – Fuel system restricted
      – Intake manifold restricted
      – Raw fuel in the intake manifold
      – Turbocharger air snake restriction
      – Turbocharger damage
      – Turbocharger wheel clearance out of spec
      – Excessive build-up on the turbo’s compressor wheel and or diffuser vanes

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