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post #1 of 2 Old 06-27-2011, 06:53 PM Thread Starter
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'89 7.3 no start

I just picked up a "parts truck" for my '91. It's a 1989. The story behind it was that the PO took it to an auction and when it came time to sell it, they couldn't start it. He dragged it to my neighbors farm and left it there 4 years ago. My neighbor sold it to me for $200. I bled the fuel system to the filter, then bled each injector. It turns over but doesn't even try to fire. I tried some starter fluid in it, but still nothing. What should I try next?
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Sounds like it is not getting fuel or it has a major air leak in the fuel system. Take a look at the return lines an caps.

How many miles on the engine. Mabey it has little to no compression.
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