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Old 09-22-2006, 11:56 AM
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changed fuel line an wont restart

had a fuel leak in the bottom of filter housing on my 97 7.3. put a new filter housing [bare houing used every thing else off old one ] an high psi rubber lines on to.filled the housing up with fuel.the motor hit one time like wanted to start an that was is. i put jumper cables an battery pack on to keep the power up on batterys. i know it would be hard to start . i spent 2hrs trying to get restarted . there is no smoke out of expipe the motor rolls over just fine . my neighbor said to spray it with starting fluid. i told him to go home HELP I'M HAVING POWER STROKE WITH DRAW
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Old 09-22-2006, 05:35 PM
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start checking fuses....you may have a shorted fuel heater
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Old 09-22-2006, 05:38 PM
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DO NOT USE EATHER OR ANY OTHER STARTING FLUID !!! Use some WD-40 so you don't run the risk of breaking something VERY expensive.
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fuse

ok here i go unhooked fuel heater,opened fuel drain an let it drain it filled up again , fuse box in the dash #6aux fuel good #13eec good #17 diesel indicators good #18 rpm/speed control good now the power dist box under hood#8idm good #17 ips good #22 f heater/glow good #2relay idm replaced note the relay is the same as the horn relay an the horn relay is a lot cheaper pluged truck in an wated 2hrs still no run i did the wd-40 thing it will chug on it AN THERE IS NO WAY I WILL USE THAT OTHER JUNK OR I MAY HAVE [ EITHER/STARTING ]
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Next thing i would do was to check fuel pressure, there is a schrader valve just to the left (driver side) of the fuel filter housing. Most fuel pressure testers won't fit down in there but you can go to Lowes or Home depot and get a brass 1/4" pipe elbow and rotate the fitting so it points up, then get a pressure reading.
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Old 09-23-2006, 07:53 AM
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The best thig to do mite be to take it to someone that works on these trucks it could caost you less in the long run
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The best thig to do mite be to take it to someone that works on these trucks it could caost you less in the long run
A fuel pressure tester will run you about $30 at any parts store and that's about a 1/2 hour of shop rate and they are gonna bill you WAY more than that
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I know this has nothing to do with the fuel, but check the oil in the HPOP reservoir. Also, does the tach move when it is turning over?
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Old 09-23-2006, 05:50 PM
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ok here i go; hpop reservoir is full ,there is 4volts going to inj, at val,covers when you crank. have 12.5 volts to glow plugs at covers, what psi needs to on fuel , what psi should the hpop be putting out . think i will look for a 200 psi gauge at work tonight. i have a 6000 psi gauge { bigger is not always a good thing} fuel would not move that one!!! i drained fuel out of the housing an it filled up with to 2 good cranks. the worst thing about it is i have to drive step dads ccchhheeevvvyyy hope the powerstroke is not looking
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One onther thing to check is voltage at the battery while cranking. You need to have at lease 10.5v at the battery while cranking to run the IDM. Also your RPM's need to be at least 600 to fire. Be sure to look at you oil pressure guage and make sure it's building oil pressure. If you put a pressure guage on the schrader you should be getting at least 45psi. We are gonna have to go back to the basics on this one
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