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Old 02-24-2009, 02:19 PM
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Excursion wont start Tach good WTS light good

01 Escursion Tach good Wait to start light goes off tries to start; like not getting fire; will not start w/wd40 sprayed
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Old 02-24-2009, 04:23 PM
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01 Escursion Tach good Wait to start light goes off tries to start; like not getting fire; will not start w/wd40 sprayed
Where are you located? What is the temp. there? Could be a GPR problem. Definetely don't want to spray WD-40 or any kind of starting fluid in it to get it started.
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I am located 35 miles NW of Charlotte NC. Vehicle actually could have ran out of fuel; put fuel back in 5 gal; turns over but will not fire; Temp in high 40's. Wait to Start light comes on and goes off. Tach works; and THANKS
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Old 02-25-2009, 05:30 AM
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I am located 35 miles NW of Charlotte NC. Vehicle actually could have ran out of fuel; put fuel back in 5 gal; turns over but will not fire; Temp in high 40's. Wait to Start light comes on and goes off. Tach works; and THANKS
Pull the fuel filter cap off and have someone turn the key on. Watch and see if fuel is coming into the bowl. Might need to cycle the key a few times to get fuel back to the injectors.
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You are spraying WD-40?? Wow...I would refrain from doing that..
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With the stock dead-head fuel rails, cycling the ignition will do little more than fill the fuel bowl. It's going to take a good set of batteries and a lot of cranking while the fuel pump is running to purge the rails.

Do not crank for more than 20 seconds at one time. You can overheat and kill your starter motor with prolonged cranking. Let it cool off before trying again.
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Old 02-25-2009, 12:38 PM
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Getting Fuel to Bowl; Turns over; still not starting; no white smoke; and I have put down the WD40 any ideas where I should go from here
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take tthe lid off then the fuel filter out of the bowl and on the back of the 7.3 fuel bowl there is a yellow tan ish lever open it and drain the fuel out of the bowl then close it once the bowl is empty, dump some diesel treat along with filling the bowl with new diesel fuel then replace the fuel filter with a clean filter and cycle the key a few times then try and see if it cranks and starts.

Some times when a diesel truck runs out of fuel it may suck up any junk or dirt in the bottom of the tank. My uncle has this problem all the time with his 00' 7.3 (420,000+ miles) and thats the way i always fix it.
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