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Unhappy where the heck is my fuel pump??!

I've been told it's in the gas tank , nope not there. then I was told it's the big gold (bronze) box in the front of the block, then I was told it's in the valley pan ajoined to the filter housing. This is the only diesel i have ever owened. Not to forget it stopped running a month after I bought it, By the way my problem is it runs if I spay ether in it, but will not run on its' own. The filter was the first thing I checked and changed, I have noticed their is fuel in the valley and the filter is only 1/8 covered in fuel. Heeelllpppp!!!!!
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my beat is you fuel pump is in the valley. but i dont belive it ajoined to the filter housing???? not 100% sure tho. someone will be able to help. And be careful with that ether.
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my beat is you fuel pump is in the valley. but i dont belive it ajoined to the filter housing???? not 100% sure tho. someone will be able to help. And be careful with that ether.
My fault Its' ajoined by a rubber hose going to the housing. I stopped using ether, i read about what it can do. thanks.
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My fault Its' ajoined by a rubber hose going to the housing. I stopped using ether, i read about what it can do. thanks.
so you found your fuel pump then? And your leak is probably coming from your fuel pump. My dad has a 95 with 435,000 miles and it has a bad leak from the fuel pump too. I hear they are a pain to fix.
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turn the truck on. then have someone look at the fuel housing while u give it gas. if there is a leak it will show it nasty head. there are a couple differnet places it could leak from.

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If its' in the valley yes, and the leak is hard to see, but I do know that it only leaks while the engine is turning over or running. but for the record it sounds like the fuel pump "right??".
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Yes your fuel pump is in the valley behind and underneath the fuel filter housing.

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are you guys looking at the hpop or is the fuel pump realy on top of the obs powerstroke engines. the superduty fuel pump is on the frame rail and the drain valve "o"rings on the filter housing are the most common culprits for top side fuel leaks

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are you guys looking at the hpop or is the fuel pump realy on top of the obs powerstroke engines. the superduty fuel pump is on the frame rail and the drain valve "o"rings on the filter housing are the most common culprits for top side fuel leaks
What is a hpop? or a obs powerstroke?, all I know is a 97 F/450 superduty htat ain't runnin. oh yeah do I have to remove the turbo to remove the fuel pump? thanks guys.
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HPOP is your High pressure oil pump. OBS= Old Body Style. And yes on an OBS 94-97 your fuel pump is in the valley. I just changed mine a coulpe weeks ago. And no you do not have to remove the turbo.

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