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post #1 of 6 Old 02-23-2007, 06:27 PM Thread Starter
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start fuel wire problem

k, heres one for you techs. which line is the fuel supposed to come into the filter element from top or bottom? the two solenoids on the pass side of the filter element the one closest to the cab the bolt closest to the pass side gets really hot and smokes. i know its hooked up right. what is that, and the truck doesn't start.

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if the solenoid is hooked up right but you have the fuel lines hooked up backwards you may be overworking the electric fuel pump by trying to pump fuel through the return line. hmmmm.... that sounds reasonable, it makes it easier for me if its written down LOL

99.5/01 F250 SD 4x4 SOF ext. cab short bed
90,000 on the engine and 253 on the truck
aftermarket:
Intake(DIY/TYMAR)
Foil Delete...(no difference noticed)...
Tires
Tint
Gooseneck hitch
Tow package
Headlights
Exhaust(kat and muffler delete)
2" leveling kit by AAA spring(local)
tranny w/triple disc tq
edge juice w/attitude
where has all my mileage gone....
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Did you get it fixed?

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Just a wild guess but probobly the bottom because that would be where the water would settle out. I would assume the feed line would come from the top but I don't know for sure.

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yeah i got it figured out, after i read my reply i went out and tried it LOL and it worked.... the bottom line is the feed line and it is noticeably bigger than the return line. and now that the fuel can be pumped into the element the solenoid is not overheating anymore. everything was hooked up right, i just had the fuel lines hooked up backwards down there at the crossmember... thats where i unhooked them to change the engine..... but didn't remember what went where.lol

99.5/01 F250 SD 4x4 SOF ext. cab short bed
90,000 on the engine and 253 on the truck
aftermarket:
Intake(DIY/TYMAR)
Foil Delete...(no difference noticed)...
Tires
Tint
Gooseneck hitch
Tow package
Headlights
Exhaust(kat and muffler delete)
2" leveling kit by AAA spring(local)
tranny w/triple disc tq
edge juice w/attitude
where has all my mileage gone....
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Draw a picture next time hahaha, glad you got it fixed up, something we should all keep in mind when we are gleefully ripping things apart.

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