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Old 09-05-2008, 08:16 AM
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Start after running out of Fuel

Please forgive me if this has been posted before but i have spent a couple hours searching for it with no luck.

I ran my 7.3 PS out of fuel and now cannot get it started after I refueled it. Please help.
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Old 09-05-2008, 08:21 AM
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what model 7.3
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Old 09-05-2008, 08:24 AM
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2001 f330

it is a 2001 f350 4x4.
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Old 09-05-2008, 08:26 AM
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try to replace the fuel filter and fill the bowl... get a set of jumper cables and have them hooked up to another diesel or something that will push out serious amps... your fuel system is air bound... crank it until either it starts to catch or if that doesnt work, have a buddy spray wd-40 n2 your intake and it defintely will start... i know it isnt good to use a starting fluid in a diesel but wd-40 has oil in it and the truck will run on it... after you get it started, DO NOT SHUT IT OFF!! run it for at least 20 mins... its gonnna run like crap for awhile until the air works its way out but drive it around and while it will feel like your running on 4 cylinders, it will eventualy straight'n itself out...... hope this helps.... i went thru it a month ago...
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Old 09-05-2008, 08:26 AM
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it wil take a bit , but cycle the key several times , then spin a little , cycle the key and it will start , just repeat until starts , when cycling key let it stay on for about 15-20 seconds and then cycle again
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Old 09-05-2008, 08:29 AM
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be thankful you dont have a older diesel, with a me*****al pump... thats a p.i.a.... let me know how ya make out
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Old 09-05-2008, 08:34 AM
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scuffy's idea will work 2, just depends how fast you want to get running again and if you have a source to keep juice in the batterys.. they will defintely go dead if you keep trying to start it with no other source.....
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Old 09-05-2008, 08:38 AM
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I killed the battery now I am dead in the water. I have been cycling the key for a while now with no luck. I used a little starting fluid and it doesn't want to start with that.
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Old 09-05-2008, 08:40 AM
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I can hear the pump turning on then after 20 seconds or so it turns off. When it does that I cycle it again up to 5 times, no luck.
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if its spinning to slow it wont start either , get the batteries charged and try again
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