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another ran out of fuel thread

k.. so i ran out of fuel yesterday.. yea i'm dumba%%.. but now i'm trying to get it started 120 miles from home and am about to drive myself nuts....
i've pulled the fuel filter and cycled the key at least 50 times, and i'm not getting any new fuel into the bowl. oh yea and it's pouring rain outside, 45 degrees outside and the truck is in 5 inches of water.. soo.. i'm thinking my fuel pump is crapped out? am i correct in my assumption that the truck would have run fine after a failed fuel pump as long as there was never any air in the system? or is there any way that i just have air in the pump and it hasn't primed yet.. how do i prime the stinking thing.. i need too get home.. ... thanks..

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How does this happen so often to people...

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First, can you hear/feel the pump running? Check the Inertia sw (pass kick panel) and the fuses if not. Next, how much fuel have you put in the tank? I'd be at 10gal or more to be sure you've covered the pick up (which could be cracked and allowing air to be sucked in). Also, if your pump has crapped-out it's more likely to have done so Not from air, but from the crud in the last bit of fuel it ingested.

Can you pour fuel in the filter housing, as much as possible, to get things going?
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This may sound stupid, but, how much fuel did you put into the tank. When I did this a couple of years ago, I had to put in about 5 gals before she'd start up.
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This may sound stupid, but, how much fuel did you put into the tank. When I did this a couple of years ago, I had to put in about 5 gals before she'd start up.
Yup, ran out of fuel once and took two trips to the gas station with a 2 gallon gas can.

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Ok.. I got it up and running... Jerm... If that's all you had to say, your input is worthless.. Stuff happens and one day it WILL haPpen to you.. Everybody else.. Thanks all for your time and assistance.. Here's what worked for me.. I did Put about 8 gals of fuel in the tank.. And no matter how much I cycled the pump, it wouldn't Pickup.. I pulled the filter housing caP, and while cycling the key, I pumped compressed air into the fuel tank.. To maybe Prime the fuel pump... It worked and my fuel filter was overflowing!!! Threw the filter In, cranked her Over for about ten secOnds, and she cranked up!!! Thanks Guys... Y'all kick azz... ExcePt for jerm... U suck

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Just a question: when you ran out of gas, did you crank it for awhile trying to get it to fire for a second? Cause I'm wondering how the pump needed so much priming to go. Sorry if this sounds dumb, I know nothing about fuel pumps and such


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Glad you got it fired up again, might just be where the tank pickup is in relation to the lowest part of the tank. I've learned not to park downhill on a steep slope overnight...

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Tank pick up is in the dead center of the tank.
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Just a question: when you ran out of gas, did you crank it for awhile trying to get it to fire for a second? Cause I'm wondering how the pump needed so much priming to go. Sorry if this sounds dumb, I know nothing about fuel pumps and such


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Good point.

For anyone else, if you run out of fuel, don't crank. You'll just crank air into the interiors. Then, no matter how much you run the pump, there will still be air in the injectors and fuel rail (unless you have a RR.)

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