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Fuel Filter Wont Drain

I have a 1999 psd and i went to pull the fuel filter out i moved the yellow tab to the outside and it drained. i noticed after it drained and i pulled the filter out there was sand and sediment at the bottom of the filter housing so i filled it up with diesel and tried to drain it again and nothing happen didn't drain. Anyone have any idea on why it drained once but not again right after?
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Might have got plugged up, spray some brake cleaner or something with the little tube in the hole in the fuel bowl. I had to get under the truck & use wire in the tube to get mine opened up before.

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Strange how it drained once though. Mud Daubbers love to build nests in the end of the drain tube. I would blow some air up the drain tube and it will clear whatever the blockage is. But first make sure you are turning the lever in the right direction, lol!!!

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yeah the yellow tab is going in the right direction because i got it to drain once. then it wouldn't drain after that. ill try the brake cleaner and the air trick, where is the drain tube located on the bottom of the truck? and then any ideas on how to get that sediment out of the bottom of the fuel filter bowl? thanks guys
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mine plugged on me too, blow it out with air and hit it with a ton of break cleaner, keep opening and closing the valve gently, then get a couople rags try to get it air tight and full of break cleaner and hit it with the air hose keeping it somewhat selad and drain open. good luck let us know.

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yeah the yellow tab is going in the right direction because i got it to drain once. then it wouldn't drain after that. ill try the brake cleaner and the air trick, where is the drain tube located on the bottom of the truck? and then any ideas on how to get that sediment out of the bottom of the fuel filter bowl? thanks guys
The drain tube is at the front of the passenger side head, while your under there do yourself a favor & put a piece of hose & a clamp on the tube so when you drain the bowl it don't get all over the place. When you get under there you'll see what I mean. Then you can use the brake clean to wash the bowl out

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worked out great thanks guys, put the air in there and it moved the fuel right through the hose. brake cleaner worked well to get the sediment out too. thanks again
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worked out great thanks guys, put the air in there and it moved the fuel right through the hose. brake cleaner worked well to get the sediment out too. thanks again
Glad you got it...

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The bill is in the mail. lol!!! Probably where the check is too.

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