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Replaced fuel filter today, engine repeatedly dieing

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I just replaced my fuel filter today with one of the Motorcraft filters after I got the fuel filter light on the dash and the engine died a few miles from home. After driving about 10 miles today the same issue arose again. I haven't pulled the filter yet to look at it but the filter light was remained on even after it first started running with the new one in. It idled fine with no fluctuation in the rpm's... Any suggestions?

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drain the housing

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Agreed sounds like fuel/water sep needs draining. Clean the FPR screen also.
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What's the fuel pressure when idling? Have you tried switching tanks? Cheers!

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When I popped the housing open today I noticed that there was a really low level of diesel in there. I drained the remaining diesel left in fuel bowl and pulled out the screen on the FPR. The screen was clean and with the bowl drained I figured I would just check to see if it would fill when the key was put in the run position. I didn't hear the fuel pump kick on and after a few times of cycling it the bowl never filled, so I'm guessing the lift pump has gone. Bummer!
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the pump is mechanical not electric in an obs

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With the engine idling push the schrader valve to let the excessive air out of the bowl. Top rear of the bowl.

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the pump is mechanical not electric in an obs
What he said. No LP.
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