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Dodge Ram 2500 Turbo diesel 5.9. Has developed hammering i

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Dodge Ram 2500 Turbo diesel 5.9. Has developed hammering i #1 injector. Diagnosed as contaminated, local dealer replaced #1. Resumed hammer in about ten miles. Had checked at other independant shop, diagnosed as contaminated, system opened, claimed serious contamination of entire system with particulates and metal shavings. Replaced pump (only 3-5000 mi. on it), common rail, all feeder lines, #1 inj. & tube, and fuel filter. Fine at PU, resumed hammer within 50 mi. Took to tucson Dealership, diagnostic showed 2 injectors under performing, #1 & #4. replaced them both, sounded good at PU. Resumed random, on / off hammer at about 500 mi, currently steady hammer (about 3000mi). Total cost of repairs to date, $7000.00 + and still not resolved. Any new suggestions?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dodge
Expert:  Chris (aka-Moose) replied 1 year ago.

Welcome, I'm Chris (aka Moose).

Can you run a compression test for me to confirm there is nothing wrong within the engine like worn rings or sticking valves. Can you get me the readings on desired and actual fuel pressure while the issue is occurring? Since the metal contamination cleaning has more contamination been found?

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Thanks Moose.

Expert:  Chris (aka-Moose) replied 1 year ago.

Hello again Chris here,

I am contacting you because the post has not been closed or rated. We have 7 days to get a post rated before it times out. When a post times out, that means its no longer on my active list (if you reply I never know it.) You have already paid the fees to get this question answered, but it appears your not pleased, or need more help.

Let me help some more. Is there anything else you feel I could offer so you would be pleased with my help. I have the option to call you if that would be better.

Thanks Chris