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Old 03-04-2009, 04:40 PM
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7.3 started ran for a min then knocked and died

Ok this morning I started the truck and it cranked right over. It was running for about a min but did not sound right. It started to knock and slowly started to stop running before it died. Thought I might be out of diesel because I was really low. Got home from work put in 2 gal and let the fuel run up. Would not start but sounded like it wanted to. I opened hood heard a high pitch sound from the GPR or maybe even the AIH relay not sure but one of them. Tried about 8 times to get her to start but no go. Did not notice any unburned diesel coming out but did not look to hard.

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Well I know one time I had to put at least 25 bucks worth of fuel in my truck to get it to crank after I had ran it low...a little too low. If you get any air in the lines by running it out of fuel and its cold out side it will be a biatch to get cranked back up. However you said you heard some high pitch noise so I guess this is just a bump
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How cold was it outside, the high pitched squeal may have been the fuel pump. Is it possible the fuel gelled in the tank.
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It was about 34 overnight not as cold as it had been a week ago. I was thinking that maybe it could be the cps. I had mine replaced by the dealer last summer due to the recall letter. I have run my fuel down to the level many times without any problems, my gas indicator showed about an 1/8 of a tank and I have been much lower, but I dumped 2+ gal in anyway thinking wow maybe I'm dry. The night before she drove home like always purring like she does.
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Wonder if your fuel pump went south.
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Wonder if your fuel pump went south.
Could be the pump.

I would scan for codes and see what you come up with.
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Have you checked the fuel filter.
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No did not check the filter yet it was cold and dark but will do this on Saturday. I can hear the fuel pump so not sure if thats the problem. Only way to pull codes is to get it to a shop and that involves a tow. I guess 1st step is check filter, 2nd drain any possible water, 3rd replace cps, 4th cross fingers and hope one of the 3 work
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I am crossing my fingers to bed everynight hoping I can fix mine, good luck keep us posted
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