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Old 10-03-2011, 12:23 PM
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HELP!!! FUEL PROBLEM

I have a 1997 7.3 powerstroke and I am having a fuel problem.

When the engine is started fuel starts pumping out from what appears to be on top of the manifold. It is in a Ford van so getting to it is not easy.

Does anybody have an idea what it could be? How hard might it be to fix? I have a mechanical background but am unfamilar with diesel engines.

Here is a pic of the area I am talking about. The Blue arrow points to the area fuel is spitting out from.



Thanks for any help.

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Old 10-03-2011, 06:35 PM
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Hmm...

This is most likely one of the hoses under the fuel/water separator that has sprung a leak. Or a bad washer on the banjo fitting under the turbo pedestal.

Pretty involved on a van according to Alldata, first instruction is to remove turbo. Hopefully someone chimes in here with and alternate theory.

I would probably replace the pump, hoses, clamps, and banjo washers. You'll also have to replace the turbo pedestal o-rings if you remove the turbo.

You're looking about $150 in parts and about 4 hours of your time.



What is the exact year and model? Did you mean '97 E-350?
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Old 10-03-2011, 07:04 PM
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Yes, 1997. sorry about the typo. Correct, it is in a E-350.
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Old 10-03-2011, 07:12 PM
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this will.....

Help.

Turbo removal and Installation:
turbo.pdf

Fuel/Water Sep. removal and Installation
Fuel_Water_Sep.pdf


When you see all the little hoses in there, you're gonna want to smack an engineer.

Hope this helps.
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Old 10-03-2011, 07:19 PM
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Thank You!!! I will check them out.

I deal with engineers on a regular basis...and I want to smack most of them to.
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