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Old 04-17-2014, 07:29 PM
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'95 Ford 7.3 Powerstroke

I have a '95 Ford F350 Powerstroke 7.3 Turbo. It runs great until the "Fuel Filter" light comes on. When the light comes on I have about two to four miles to get home or the truck will die. I have a new fuel filter and a new fuel pump in the truck and I can't figure what is wrong with it. It acts like it is runnimg out of gas. I had to have it towed home 5 times last year. I would appreciate any help you can give me.
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Old 04-18-2014, 04:36 AM
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Have you measured the fuel pressure at the Schrader valve on the filter bowl?

Given a new filter and a new fuel pump, it sounds like a problem upstream.

There could be an obstruction in the fuel line from the tank or in the fuel selection valve. It also could be a problem with the pickup mechanism in one of the fuel tanks, but switching tanks should bypass it if that is the problem.

Make sure you don't have a problem with microbes clogging up the system. If so, it can be cleaned up with BioBar found at marine dealers. If so, it may take a few fuel filters before all the bodies are removed.

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^^^^ Does it happen on both tanks? How much fuel is in each tank?
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Old 05-19-2014, 11:06 PM
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^^^^ Does it happen on both tanks? How much fuel is in each tank?
The front tank was full when I quit using it a year and a half ago because it would die every time I would use it. The back tank has 3/4 tank of fuel and now it says "Fuel Filter" and then dies within 1 to 2 miles.
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Almost sounds like there is a restriction back by the tanks somewhere or maybe the selector valve. Maybe take your feed line off and blow back towards the tanks with compressed air and see what happens.
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