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Need advice on starting after new fuel pump and bowl rebuild

What i have: 94.5 7.3l powerstroke that was starting / running OK, but leaked

what i did: bought fuel bowl kit from diesel orings and removed and 'rebuilt' fuel bowl. Also bought new fuel pump. NOTE: i had a really bad time getting banjo bolt resinstalled and in frustration let my truck sit for several weeks before finally getting it all put back together yesterday.

I filled bowl up with fuel, tried to start, and found my batteries were extremely low. Tried jump starting (yesterday) and did get it to fire up for about 3 seconds, but other than that it does not fire. Charged batteries over night (they are good batteries). This morning i opened up fuel bowl again to make sure it was/is full of fuel, it is. Tried to start it and it did not fire at all in 3 or 4 attempts. Temp is low 50's.

What I need: looking for advice on starting after these repairs, trouble shooting, etc.
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How long did you let it crank? I haven't replaced the fuel pump yet but when i swapped injectors it took 10-15 minutes of on and off cranking before it fired, and prolly 5-10 minutes when i pulled the fuel bowl and installed the HPOP.

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probably 10 seconds per try. waiting 20+ seconds in between. 4-5 trys then let it sit a bit and come back a while later and try again. Was surprised today how quickly i can tell batteries are draining (after being on charger all night). Batteries are 11 months old.

I was so encourages last night when it fired up for a few seconds, figured it was going to be easy this morning. xf#@! I am starting to really resent this truck!
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Wait-To-Start light coming on? Are you getting a Check Engine Light? Make sure that the IPR connector is fully connected. Possibly do a good inspection of the fuel bowl wiring harness as leaking fuel can do a number on it (fuel turns the wiring insulation to goo causing shorts and stuff). Cheers!

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Wait-To-Start light coming on? Are you getting a Check Engine Light? Make sure that the IPR connector is fully connected. Possibly do a good inspection of the fuel bowl wiring harness as leaking fuel can do a number on it (fuel turns the wiring insulation to goo causing shorts and stuff). Cheers!
WTS light is coming on, yes.

NO, CEL not coming on.

I am noticing that my voltage meter (the battery gauge on dash) is dropping way off at same time as a small 'click' is heard approx 3 seconds after turning key on (but before turning to start). Although I'm not convinced it will solve all my problems, I think that I may have had a bad ground connection on the driver side battery, so I don't think I was pulling full power, nor getting a good charge from the charger.

I went back and double checked all of the wiring connection and 'think' that are good.
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You will not get a CEL if the IPR is not plugged in.

Check the IPR plug. If it isn't plugged in, the truck will not fire.

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You will not get a CEL if the IPR is not plugged in.

Check the IPR plug. If it isn't plugged in, the truck will not fire.
i double checked the wire connections. also, as mentioned it fired up last night for a few seconds, so that would also make me believe IPR was/is plugged in. right?
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Well, the click and draw your hearing is the glow plug relay firing up the glow plugs

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When I ran my truck outa diesel it would not start at all (10+ minutes of on and off cranking). I found out that if u refill the fuel bowl after ever attempt and hold the petal to the floor it will start in a few try's...


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Well I rebuilt my fuel bowl I just filled the bowl with ATF and it started right up like it was never apart and ran great.
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