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post #1 of 8 Old 12-30-2007, 12:27 PM Thread Starter
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fuel leak

i changed my oil yesterday and when i was under my truck i noticed diesel fuel on my starter and the area around the starter. just wonder if anybody would know where the fuel might be leaking from. thanks for your help!
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First thing I would check is the fuel filter Orings on the back of the fuel filter.

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I think Maintain is talking about the fuel bowl drain, just to clarify.
The yellow handled drain valve on the back of the fuel bowl.
It takes two small o-rings It is held on by four torx screws.
You can buy the o-rings from any parts store
That is the first thing I would check. Let us know if that is not where it is leaking from.

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What year is it? If its an 97 or older it could be fuel pump.

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along with checking what was mentioned above.....look at the fuel line that runs to the passanger side cylender head. Sometimes they rub through on the turbo pedestal......the drain valve mentioned above is by far the most common leak point though. If you put a fuel filter in it recently....also check the cap and make sure that o ring isnt leaking as well.
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thanks everyone who responded i'll check it tomorrow and let you know what i
find.
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did some investigating on my truck and found that the fuel line running under the turbo pedestal and to the passenger side cylinder head has a small leak somewhere. i can not pinpoint the leak but i do see fresh diesel on the fuel line. how hard is it to change out this fuel line. looks pretty difficult. it felt like to me there is two fuel lines connected together. is this to make it easier to replace?
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If you have to remove the turbo to get to those lines it's not that bad... let me know and I can shoot you a link to do that.

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