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Fuel bowl not filling!

I just changed the fuel filter, after the engine was running rough. I drained the the just a little maybe 8 oz. It looks like water in the fuel. I refilled the bowl and still no start. I can hear a click next to the bowl but no fuel flow?

It ran fine for about 10min this AM.

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The fuel pump is on the inside of the drivers side frame rail. Have someone turn the key while you have your hand on the pump. It should run for about twenty seconds until pressure builds up in the system. If it doesn't - the most likely culprit is a fuse, then the fuel pump relay. If it does run, open the drain valve and turn the key back on. If you're not pumping diesel on the ground at a pretty good rate, you have an obstruction. The most likely place for that is the fuel pick up assembly in the tank.

The only other thing that comes to mind is there is a valve in the center of the fuel filter assembly that prevents fuel from flowing when there is no filter in. Is there any chance you pulled that out and didn't get it back in right?
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I'll go check that now.

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The black stem in the middle of the fuel bowl is a check valve. the filter cap has to be in place to depress the valve. You can depress it with lid off but you may make a mess.

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check fuel pump thoroughly. make sure if you replace it you dont obstruct any of the fittings, that happened to me and it fried the fuel pump i had just put on there minutes before. i had this same problem a few months ago

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Fuel pump is not humming. Fuses check ok( under hood and dash) with test light. Which relay? I dont have a manuel.

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Here's the manual:

http://www.motorcraftservice.com/pub.../01f23og4e.pdf

and the diesel supplement:

http://www.motorcraftservice.com/pub.../0173l732e.pdf

Look at fuse number 19 in the under the hood fuse block and the inertial cut off switch under your right kick panel

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Fuel pump has 9.6 v no sound so I guess it's the pump itself.
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go get another pump, theyrenot that hard to put on at all. the only thing i suggest is on the front line coming to the pump take off the nipple itself and get a small SMALL flathead screw driver to put inbetween the male and female ends as there are i believe 4 prongs holding it in there. you have to depress one at a a time and pull out a little bit as you do each one.

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Hey guys got a new pump. Still no joy. I shot a little air back through to the tank. just to make sure there wasnt anything clogging the line. gona drain the bowl now and do the same.
Does that sound OK?

The new pump is humming!

THe new pump has no suction at all going to take it back.

Another pump and no fuel at the pump time to drop the tank.

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