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More fueling issues (I think)
Hi all. I imagine my questions have been addressed before, and if so, feel free to direct me to the original threads, but I'm hoping to get some answers before it gets too cold out.
The truck is cranking, but not starting up. It occassionally gets a little smoke coming out when it's cranking and it acts like it wants to fire up, but it doesn't. I went to relieve the fuel pressure, and when I opened the drain valve behind the fuel bowl, nothing came out. The Chilton's manual says to check the fuel pump fuse, but I can't find it. I also thought about just replacing the fuel pump, but I don't have the special fuel line disconnecting tool the book says I'm supposed to use. My questions are as follows:
Where is the fuel pump fuse on an '02?
Do I need a special tool to disconnect the fuel lines, or can I get away with using a regular tool? if so, what tool do I use?
The batteries are fully charged, so before beginning to tear apart the fuel system, is there something else I should try?
I appreciate any help you folks can provide. I would just take it to a shop, but if I can't get it started, my only choice is to become a shadetree mechanic, but since all the leaves are gone, it's not really a shadetree. That was an attempt at humore, but it probably failed miserably.
Thanks in advance