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Old 12-24-2012, 07:37 AM
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Ran Out of Fuel, Now No Start

I ran out of fuel yesterday, I assune. Gauge says 1/2 tank but it is suspect. I drove around most of day and it didnt move much at all. Long story short... she spuddered and died at 65mph on highway. I put fuel, cycled key a dozen or so times, and she started up. Idled fine for a few minutes but when merging back on the freeway it did the same thing. I took cap off secondary filter, cycled key to fill the bowl. she wants to start, struggles and struggles as if starving for fuel. She catches sometimes but i havent been able to get a smooth idle. I've blead air from top of filter bowl, and from the supply line to the passenger side of the head. Still no luck.

Any ideas? Is there more places I should bleed air? Maybe another problem?

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Old 12-24-2012, 08:11 AM
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Check your fuel pressure. I'm gonna say the pump is weak.
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Also, try posting the issue just once and let guys reply. You have this thread up in 3 spots. Makes it a huge pain for us and for you.
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Also, try posting the issue just once and let guys reply. You have this thread up in 3 spots. Makes it a huge pain for us and for you.
OK my bad. I was all kind of stressed out with a dead truck.
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OK my bad. I was all kind of stressed out with a dead truck.
Understandable, no worries. Just hard to chase 3 threads around. Get it going?
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Old 01-13-2013, 07:56 PM
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Yes, I did. Couldn't find the problem tho. Mechanic guy said no codes, and I need to bring to him while its still broke
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UPDATE!!!

I may have found out what happened. My beloved mechanic guy said this is a common problem. The bottom part of the fuel pick up can come off in the tank reducing its length. Hard to see from the below pick:

This causes air suckage at about a quarter tank. It fits my symptoms. BUT he wants 600 bucks for the repair.
Ive found the part on Amazon (~$225)
Amazon.com: Motorcraft PS137 Fuel Tank Sender: Automotive Amazon.com: Motorcraft PS137 Fuel Tank Sender: Automotive
Only question...can a regular idiot drop the tank and install this thing?? All I gots round here is one dem idiots...

Anyone heard of this before?

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Old 07-27-2013, 05:31 PM
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Ive, but most of timrs you can even drive without the fuel gauge, trust ņe i work for a fleet and they dont have a lot of good trucks, most have everything broken

You can check the oil gauge at the dash, does it goes up?
Did you bleed any air from the fuel system, or just pure fuel?
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Old 07-27-2013, 05:48 PM
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Yea, she's running now. Its happened 3 times right at a quarter tank. Now I fill up at 1/2 to avoid problems. Gauge works fine.

Im considering installing a toolbox with fuel tank. Its about 1,000 installed. Problem solved and I get another 75gal range
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Old 07-27-2013, 05:51 PM
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It will go up, you will need 3/4 to run, and so on, solve the problem
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