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post #1 of 3 Old 01-08-2008, 06:08 PM Thread Starter
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97 diesel fuel leak in engine valley

I have a 97 F250 and it started leaking fluid around the bottom of the engine. First I thought it was a rear oil seal and then discovered it was a diesel fuel leak around the fuel pump or filter. I talked to someone else about this and he said he was having the same problem. I there an easy fix for this? Is this a regular problem? Can you point me in any "special" direction?

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I had the same problem with my 99 F250 7.3 powerstroke. I found (with help from these guys on this powerstroke forum ) that it was coming from o-rings that have dried out .The o-rings seal the housing that the valve on the back of my injector pump.This valve drains the pump.Four Torx screws hold this piece on . Before removing the screws be sure to see how it all comes out.Be careful when removing the o-rings.Replace the o-rings and you are done.I am not sure if your 97 is the same but this info might head you in the right direction.
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It is probably your fuel lift pump. I had the same problem. I replaced the pump and the leaking quit. Once the internal parts of the pump start to wear out they will start to leak. There is a post somewhere on here giving you step by step instructions on how to replace it yourself.

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