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Old 02-03-2013, 12:07 PM
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Help!!! 96 7.3 no start, daliy driver

Hey guys , o.k. yesterday very cold out in the am . and I did 'nt plug the block heater the night before because I did'nt think i'd need to go anywhere in the am. Woke and surprise my daughter needed a ride. So out to start the truck I went. I knew it would be a difficult start as the glow plugs a shot . Cycled through the glow plugs a few times, Cranked motor over and i got the usual smoke from un burnt fuel coming out from under the hood and tail pipe, continued to cycle glow plugs a few more times and did get it to fireup a short burst (as it usually does when this cold and no block heat the night before) I continued to cycle glows , and crank over till i run the batteries down and had to charge them. tried all day and could not get it to fire over. so I drained the fuel filter housing till empty , closed drain valve and tried to restart with no luck and fuel filter housing would not fill with fuel , checked all fuses pertaining to injectors, fuel, checked glow plug relay etc. all good so I changed out the fuel pump today and the fuel filter housing is very slow to fill up. I cranked it on and off for about 3-5 min and the fuel is just above where the bottom of where the base of the filter rests. is this normal to take this long to fill, any Ideas where to go next? oil is full also This is my daily driver and i need it. Cant afford to loose work. Oh yeh. Just to let you know tech doesn't move , but every so slightly when i crank it over if this means anything thought I read it somewhere in this forum with this issue.?

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Old 02-03-2013, 12:24 PM
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Weak batteries still and if new pump and very slow to fill mite wanna try some power service or something to ungel that fuel, and go ahead and plug it in now too
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Old 02-03-2013, 01:57 PM
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yeh I believe the batteries are weak at 4yrs. old now! now on the charger and does fill filter housing a bit faster with a better charge now ,tech does move up to a few hundred rpm. I will put a complete charge on them and try it agin latter. when charging the dual battery set up do I need to charge both batteries separately or will they both charge simultaneously when chargeing the main battery?
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Old 02-03-2013, 02:28 PM
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Charge separately.
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Old 02-03-2013, 02:33 PM
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do i need to disconnect the positive cable on the secondery battery when charging it?
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Old 02-04-2013, 06:12 AM
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Changed out batteries, new fuel pump is pumping fuel good and fuel filter housing is full of fuel , but engine still won't fire .Now what could it be the fuel regulator on the side of the filter housing? This is my first diesel so please bare with me . Iam very mechanical and always do my own work, but don't know the disels that well still leaning . HELP!!!
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Old 02-04-2013, 06:42 AM
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does'nt seem like fuels getting to the injectors, no white smoke ?
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Have you checked the oil level in your hpo reservoir? Could be an oil issue since these are heui injectors
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Old 02-04-2013, 10:34 AM
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no eric did'nt check the oil level in the hpo reseviour . How do I do this ?
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Old 02-04-2013, 10:40 AM
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That thing on the front of the motor has a nut on the right side, remove it and use a "dipstick" to check level, it's a metal reservoir kinda thing sorry I don't have piks to explain

Idm could also cause this issue
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