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Old 04-28-2007, 02:19 PM
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major!! fuel leak!!

hey everyone i'm at my aunt's house right now and my truck is leaking LOTS of fuel... before i left the house it wasn't... it's pretty much all over the engine valley and all over the underside of the truck below the engine... it was a steady stream for about 5 minutes after i shut it off... there's pretty much a huge line of gas going for as far as i can see... any help would be appreciated!! my dad is heading over with some tools right now but any ideas would be helpful!! thanks!! oh and i just changed the fuel filter before i left but i doubt that has anything to do with it!
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Old 04-28-2007, 02:22 PM
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Make sure you didn't damage to o-ring on the filter lid and look at all of the rubber fuel lines in the valley. Good luck
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Old 04-28-2007, 02:24 PM
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the o ring on the fuel filter is fine, new cap/o ring, i even checked it once i got here... i know that the truck has been needing a new fuel pump for quite a while, do you think that could've been the problem?
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Old 04-28-2007, 02:27 PM
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That is a possibility. I can't remember if there is a way for fuel to leak from them other than through the fittings and lines or not. Hopefully i have been of some help. Have you tried starting it and watching to see if you can tell where it's leaking from? That much fuel should be easy to find. Try running it and watching, than shut it off and watch for a while longer to see if it leaks only after shut down until the pressure bleeds off. That's the only things I can think of right now.
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well right now i'm waiting for my dad to get here and he said "don't touch anything we'll check it out when i get there" but pretty much if you look from underneath it looked like it was coming down from on top of the tranny, or running down some lines that go over it...
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Old 04-28-2007, 02:35 PM
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That is just where it is running out of the engine valley. You will have to look from the top when you do this.
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Old 04-28-2007, 02:39 PM
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thanks i'll try that once my dad gets here!!
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Check out your o rings on your fuel bowl drain and your fuel heater on the fuel bowl.Had the same thing happen to me two wks ago and it ended up being my fuel heater o rings.
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with that amont of fuel it sounds like it could very well be the pump. Usually it only leaks when its running. If in doubt when its idleing give it a shot on the pedal and watch around the underside of the pump.

Here is some reading on what i noticed on my leak when the pump went bad.

On the OBS 94-98 PSD 8/10 times the leak is the pump.

well guys found the culprit to my poor fuel mileage in my 95 = HUGE fuel leak
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Old 04-28-2007, 05:54 PM
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well my fuel leak magically stopped.... i drove home from my aunt's house with no leak whatsoever!!! i'm gonna double and triple tomorrow morning though when it's light out!! i think that what happened was that when i spilled LOTS of diesel while i was changing the fuel filter (next time watch where you hold that filter over the engine...) and it was just dripping off everything the whole way to my aunt's house, and once i got there it just finished dripping till it was nice and dry... i started it while i was there, no leak, revved it, no leak, drove it home, on leak, of course i'm gonna change the fuel filter anyways since it needs a new one, i'll order that monday when a place is open, anyways thanks for all the help!! i'll check everything you guys told me to tomorrow morning!! thanks again! i really appreciate it!
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