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post #1 of 19 Old 12-20-2006, 10:04 AM Thread Starter
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Out of Fuel

I have a 2000 Excursion. It had a fuel leak in the seperator (the o-rings) which I fixed. Unfortunately, the truck was ran completely dry.

Now I cannot get this thing to start. I have been working at it for three days now. I have been told that you just have to keep turning it over to get the air out.

I read someplace that I should open the seperator valve, and let the fuel pump run 'till fuel comes out the drain. But that hasn't seemed to work. (I'm not even getting fuel there yet).

Does anyone have any ideas? This is my wife's truck, and she is anxious to have her ride back!
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it has to have atleast like 8-10 gallons, dont think it will work with just 2-3

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I believe I have that much in there, but I will add some more.
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no start.

I have had the entire fuel bowl assembly off and the second you turn the key it fills up and doesnt have an extended crank so I think you have other issues.
Check the fuel pump.
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Yeah, If you have fuel, and no major leaks in the fuel system, the engine will siphon fuel out of the tank, even with a dead fuel pump(doesnt run as strong, and it can hurt the injectors). If the pump is dead, should you lose that suction for even a split second ( for instance, if on a steep hill and the fuel level is 1/4 or lower) The engine can stumble, and even shut off.

If you have ran out of fuel, as in your case, you will never get that siphon action going.

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on another note, get under the truck.

Get your wife to get int he truck, and turn on the ignition with the door closed,
you should hear the fuel pump whirring away (it is right up under the driver's door) If it makes little grindy noises, or makes no noise at all, or hums, it's bad.

Another possiblity is, the fuel pump relay is bad, or the fuse to it.. is bad.

You can try hooking 12v directly to the pump (although i forget how to do it, or where) if it still doesnt work, then you most indeedy have a bad pupmp,a nd you will not get the X started, until you replace it.

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on another note, get under the truck.

Get your wife to get int he truck, and turn on the ignition with the door closed,
you should hear the fuel pump whirring away (it is right up under the driver's door) If it makes little grindy noises, or makes no noise at all, or hums, it's bad.

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Couldn't he just take the filter bowl lid off under the hood and have someone turn the key on to see if there is fuel filling the bowl?
I can' hear the fuel pump from inside my cab when i key it on but a visual of the fuel flowing inside that bowl would be good enough wouldn't it?

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fuel flow doesnt always mean fuel pressure there is a difference

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he isnt getting flow to the separator, which is why I gave the advice that I did.

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i unders tand that was for his info not nothing against what you had told him

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