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Old 03-14-2011, 04:31 PM
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Starter cable leaks fuel

Got a fuel leal on the right side of my engine. Its dripping off the starter cable. Where do the fuel lines run over there. I can't see any sign of a leak on top. Its right where things are tight back a little bit from the front.
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Old 03-14-2011, 05:18 PM
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I'm guessing your referring to the battery cable going to the starter on the passenger side of the truck. The fuel lines run on the drivers side, so you probably have a leak at the drain valve in the fuel bowl up top and it's finding it's way down to the starter.
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Old 03-14-2011, 05:33 PM
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The leak is in front of the crossmember on the starter side. It is near a frame clamp that supports the pos. cable. Is that the area where the fuel filter water drain runs out. This isn't a huge leak but it has been leaving a wet spot on the ground for a while. It's finaly warm enough to investagate
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Old 03-14-2011, 05:47 PM
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No, it dumps out behind the fuel bowl on the top side, but will run down the block and show up near the cross member.
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Old 03-15-2011, 05:51 AM
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I turned the filter drain valve on and off and seem to get fuel running in the same area. I picked up a new drain valve this morning at ford for $60. They said its a comon problem.
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