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Old 05-07-2012, 03:51 PM
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1995 F250 Fuel bowl empty, Fuel pump issue?

Hi,

I have a 95 F250 that acted like it was starving for fuel and eventually died. Opened up the fuel bowl and it was empty. Cranked the engine with the top off of the fuel bowl, and did not see any fuel entering into the fuel bowl. Do any of you know of a way to check the fuel pump, or where to remove a line to see if it is plugged. I know I have fuel, it was just filled with less than 10 miles since fillup.

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Dumb question but it happens...are you SURE you have fuel on board? It is amazing how many vehicles we tow in with "bad pumps" that turn out to actually just to out of fuel or have bad fuel gauges (or just don't know where their out of fuel zone actually is on the gauge).

I don't know of a way to check the pump but if it's not sending fuel to the bowl and you are sure that everything else is ok then it's likely a bad pump. You can check fuel pressure with the schrader valve on the side of the bowl but with no fuel there to begin with...
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Thanks for the reply, I did just top the rear tank and the guage is working for that tank plus there was no evidence of fuel on the groung indicating a leak, the guage is not reading on the front tank and I know it is empty ( haven't gotten around to pulling the tank yet ) , unless something is messed up with the tank selector switch which it hasen't been switched to the front tank.
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So you are able to use the front tank but the gauge just doesn't read the present fuel level? Throw a 5 gallon can of fuel in the front tank and try it just to be sure that it's not just a tank selection issue. Rule that out before you go through the pain of changing the pump (and yes it is a pain).
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What he says. Also could be a vaccum locking issue. My black truck dies if the fuel fill cap is on because the vent line is clogged.


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Sounds like the pump, or maybe fuel line from your tank. You tried both tanksbright? The pump works mechanically,your cam moves up and down, it moves the piston in the pump. No way to check the pump, as far as I know, it works or it dont

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put a fuel pressure guage on it
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He's not getting any fuel to the bowl to measure the pressure of...
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Old 05-13-2012, 12:50 PM
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Thanks for the replys, finally got the fuel pump replaced and got it running again. The banjo bolt was a major pain getting it started into the pump, bus all went well after that.

Thanks again

Tony
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Hey right on. Glad you got 'er runnin

And thanks for the update!!! I hate it when guys list a pile of interesting symptoms, ask for help then never bother to let us know how it panned out. I chime in on the "help please" threads cause I want to learn and absorb all that I can
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