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Old 02-19-2012, 05:47 PM
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1997 f250 powerstroke hasnt ran in 3 yrs

Hi. I am very new here. I love the 1997 ford f250, so I bought one that hasn't ran in about 3 years. I have found out the mechanical pump in the engine valley is not receiving fuel. I don't see a low pressure pump on driver frame rail. I took line off from mechanical pump and pressurized front tank which is full of fuel. Nothing came out up at engine. Any help would be greatly appreciated. I want to get this thing running and back on road.
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Old 02-19-2012, 11:03 PM
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The only pump is the mechanical one in the valley. If it looses prime, fill the bowl with fuel and crank. It will take alot of cranking. Make sure you have a new filter and give the starter a rest inbetween cranks.
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Old 02-20-2012, 12:29 AM
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Im not the best with obs style trucks but im pretty sure you should have had fuel coming out if you pressurized the tank.
I would go back the line to the next connection and disconnect there. Then try pressurizing again.
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Thanks for the response.I think the only thing between the tanks and fuel pump is the electronic valve for switching between the tanks. Also, I noticed this morning that the fuel gauge is reading way over full, but I drained the tanks yesterday. Makes no sense. Any help appreciated. Thanks
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Yeah, Im going to agree, if you pressurized the tank, with fuel in it you should see some fuel come out of it.

maybe a line is plugged? the valve the switches the tanks could also be bad.

Get fuel to the mechanical pump first, then do as others have said, prime the truck with fuel in the bowl, and crank it up.

good luck!
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