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post #1 of 8 Old 01-16-2010, 02:17 PM Thread Starter
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Help. Truck won't start

I need some help, Please. I attempted to change my fuel filters for the first time on my 08 6.4L this afternoon. I think I did the process bass ackwards. I opened the top filter first and then the bottom. Took a bath in diesel and now the truck won't start. I cycled the key like the manual says and it initially started and quit after a few seconds. Now it won't start at all. Truck has a full tank of fuel so that is not the issue. Did it lose its prime or can I take the top cap off again and retry or what? I would appreciate a call from anyone online now that has a clue what I should do. Short of you guys coming through for me it getting towed to the dealer Monday I guess. Thanks in advance.

I just tried cycling the switch again and it started and ran for about 5 seconds and dies again.

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Crack the top fuel filter cap just a touch to let the air out of the line just a little you will hear the air excape. RETIGHTEN AND THEN START IT IT should run the rest of the air out itself.
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Good advice. I would crack the top filter and cycle the key while a friend watches. Once you see fuel, tighten the cap and flash her up.
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When I crack the top I don't hear anything. If I let the bowl fill with fuel with the cap slightly cracked, I can see some bubbles though. I must have a ton of air in the system. It is taking a long time to work it out but I will. I may just spring for new filters again and do it again...the right way.

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When I crack the top I don't hear anything. If I let the bowl fill with fuel with the cap slightly cracked, I can see some bubbles though. I must have a ton of air in the system. It is taking a long time to work it out but I will. I may just spring for new filters again and do it again...the right way.

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the filters are not the problem, you have air that needs to be worked out. It may take repeated attempts with cracking the cap etc.

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same thing happened to me the first time i changed the filters. i just cycled the key on and off until it started, took 20 or 30 minutes.
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When you say cycled the key are you just doing it once? It needs to be done 6 times or more. 30 secs each time. And like said above you may have to bleed the air from the top filter.

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I appreciate all the tips. I had a lot of air in the system and all is well now. She is purring like a diesel should.
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