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Exclamation No start please help 94 7.3

Yesterday I drained all the old diesel put a new fuel filter in and new diesel. Installed the new glow plug relay. I crank and crank I don't get any smoke when cranking. But when I give it one shot of either it will crank start for a second and die out. Please help me I put so much money and time into this truck any advice or suggestions will be highly appreciated it.
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Did you close your yellow valve on the fuel bowl. Only reason i ask is because i did not close it and it didnt like me for awhile.

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Did you close your yellow valve on the fuel bowl. Only reason i ask is because i did not close it and it didnt like me for awhile.
This is going to sound dumb you mean the water drainer I don't even know how to open it.
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Is it possible to get air in the system my gfs dad said there might be air in the system
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Is there two fuel pumps on that truck?
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There should be a yellow handle to open the valve on the left side of the bowl if your looking at it from the front back. You could of got air in it. Have you tried to cycle the key 5 or 6 times before you start it. If ether works then i would say a fuel delivery issue since it is not cold outside right now. I will also say that i had a no start issue changed batteries and glow plugs. Still no good but ether would work for my testing purposes. Ended up being a starter. Not saying that is your issue but does your sound like it is cranking good? Should be quick not sluggish.

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There's only one fuel pump. Test pressure at the schrader valve on the fuel pressure regulator (side of the fuel bowl).

Basics -
* Does the WTS light come on?
* Does the tach move when you crank it?
* Do you get any smoke out the tail pipe?
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There should be a yellow handle to open the valve on the left side of the bowl if your looking at it from the front back. You could of got air in it. Have you tried to cycle the key 5 or 6 times before you start it. If ether works then i would say a fuel delivery issue since it is not cold outside right now. I will also say that i had a no start issue changed batteries and glow plugs. Still no good but ether would work for my testing purposes. Ended up being a starter. Not saying that is your issue but does your sound like it is cranking good? Should be quick not sluggish.
How do I open it pull it?
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Should push it to the left and when your done pull it back to the right

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Should push it to the left and when your done pull it back to the right
OK I'm at work my dad said he was worried about pushing it because it feels flimsy
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