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kevaug 08-24-2013 09:49 AM

Gas drip on top of engine block
 
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Hi - I have a 2004 ram slt 4x4 with 66K miles. I drove it the other day and smelled a really strong odor of gas. I popped the hood and could see gas dripping from a fitting on the top of the engine. I have a picture I will try and upload. Is this an easy fix or should I bring it in as I see this as a good chance to catch on fire!!!
Any help or advice would be appreciated. I'm not that great with auto work but I do tinker around if I can accomplish it myself.
Thanks
Kevin

tjbiker031 08-24-2013 02:14 PM

Its not clear where it is leaking. Im sure you are referring to your fuel rail, but where i am not sure.

It could be leaking from the supply line of the fuel rail or through a bad o-ring (or worst case scenario i crack on the rail itself.

kevaug 08-25-2013 12:09 PM

labeled drip location on picture
 
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Hi - i tried to show where drip is coming from with pink arrow.
thanks

kevaug 08-25-2013 12:12 PM

I think that bend in the piece i arrowed seems corroded if thats possible

tjbiker031 08-25-2013 09:45 PM

Bring it to a professional.

It looks like the main supply line feeding into the fuel rail. You need a professional to determine if it is a hole in system or a leaking o-ring.....you may have replace both depending how corroded they are once inspected.

kevaug 08-25-2013 11:16 PM

thanks for the help. yeah I dont want to mess with the fuel rail. I'll have it towed to the shop tomorrow.


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