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fuel filter - issues please help asap
I changed my fuel filters last night and left the water separator valve open. I drove truck this morning down the road and it died on me. I stopped and fuel was pouring out of the valve. I closed the valve and the truck would not start again. I am not sure if understand how to purge the system correctly because i don't ahve a manual, but i have tried to turn key on for 30 seconds and then shut off and continuing to do this. I ran the batteries down so i am charging them again. I turned key on and pushed a key into that schrader valve that is close to the upper filter. I a couple of air bubbles came out, but it still wont' crank. it cranked once or twice earlier in the day and wouldn't stay running.
Should i try to get it to run on a small amount of starter fluid ....it turns over, but won't crank. Is it possible that an air bubble is keeping fuel from leaving the upper filter and entering the engine. I am at a complete loss here.