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Old 11-19-2011, 04:37 PM Rookie

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been lurking on here for a while, i have an e99 f350 7.3 that i bought back in july...after i got it i changed fluids/filters and all went well.

well today i had the truck over my dads, doing an oil change and fuel filter change when i got called into work, my dad said he'd do the fuel filter for me so i could head out so i took his truck and left, well he called me at work to tell me the truck wont run,

turns out he flipped the yellow switch behind the fuel filter, changed the filter, forgot to flip the switch back and then started the truck. he said it ran okay for 30 seconds then got real rough and stalled, now just will run rough for a few seconds and stall, anybody know how to fix this? do i have to bleed the injectors (i had to before on our tractor at work when it ran out of fuel) or can i somehow just prime it at the filter?

any help would be greatly appreciated and sorry for the long first post

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Old 11-20-2011, 10:25 AM

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sounds like he flipped open the drain on the fuel bowl... is there fuel draining out from the front passenger side of the motor when the key is turned on? if he closes the fuel drain switch which sounds like the yellow one your talking about, it should fill the bowl with fuel and start up. Also if he already closed the switch usually you can bleed it while the truck is running with the switch to get the air out of the lines by opening it for a few seconds and closing it. I would let it run for a little while usually that will cure it also
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