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Old 08-27-2007, 07:30 PM Rookie

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How to bleed fuel lines on 2002

I would greatly appreciate any help you guys can give me. I am not all that familiar with diesels and unfortunately I made the mistake of letting mine run out of gas. I then burnt up the starter trying to get it going again. After replacing the starter I was able to get the truck to start but it will only run for less than a minute and shut off. It ran great no sputtering or the like, but it would then just shut off. A friend suggested I might have caused damage to the fuel pump, running it dry, when trying to start it. So I got a guage to test this. Unfortunately, upon installing the gauge in-line I again was dealing with air in the line and now I cannot get the air out. The engine is cranking fine just cannot get it to fire. Is there any tricks of the trade on how to bleed the fuel lines. The owners manual suggests repeated cycling of the ignition on off, on off which I have done and it is not working. Any thoughts?
thanks, James
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Old 08-27-2007, 07:52 PM

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disconnect the line from where it goes into the fuel filter housing on the drivers side, turn the key all the way to on without cranking, you should see fuel fuking out pretty soon, you may aalso want to fill your fuel filter housing with some fuel before your next start attempt, hope this helps.
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