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My water separator light keeps coming on. I have tried to drain it but it only dripps alitte but it looks like only fuel is comin out. Any ideas?
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Maybe try cleaning the WIF sensor.


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Maybe try cleaning the WIF sensor.
Thanks do you know were that sensor is located?
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Your drain valve may be clogged. You might need to take it apart and clean it out but you will need a new gasket for it. Also if it is coming on every 2 or 3 hudred miles you may have a bad sensor. In my 2010 the sensor went bad and it was replaced under warranty. It took a bit but they finally did that and it quit coming on. I drain it once a month and even took two of the bottles that I had drained fuel into to the dealership so they could see what was in it..... good luck

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Your drain valve may be clogged. You might need to take it apart and clean it out but you will need a new gasket for it. Also if it is coming on every 2 or 3 hudred miles you may have a bad sensor. In my 2010 the sensor went bad and it was replaced under warranty. It took a bit but they finally did that and it quit coming on. I drain it once a month and even took two of the bottles that I had drained fuel into to the dealership so they could see what was in it..... good luck
When you drain your does it drip or is there a stream that come? The light comes on after 10 to 15 miles.
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Mine drains for a few minutes. You might try Seafoam, it will help disappate water but sounds ot me like you got a clogged drain. Seems like the ULSD reacts with water and leaves a residual buildup. I read that on here but can't remember in what section. I would that that the sensor is bad if it is coming on that often

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Mine drains for a few minutes. You might try Seafoam, it will help disappate water but sounds ot me like you got a clogged drain. Seems like the ULSD reacts with water and leaves a residual buildup. I read that on here but can't remember in what section. I would that that the sensor is bad if it is coming on that often
Thanks ill try seafoam an cleaning it out. Id say the sensors are not cheap.
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i would have it cleaned.take it apart.there are a few threads on it on here.do a search.

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Try opening the drain with it running then close it and shut motor off and open it again. It worked on mine.
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i am having the exact same problem. Mine drain water seperator is coming on every little while. I think its a bad sensor. Hopefully i can afford the fass fuel system soon.

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