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Old 02-20-2009, 08:27 AM
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2000 7.3 ran out of fuel, now refuses to run

Has 1/4+ tank of fresh fuel, new filter, fuel filter bowl is full. Won't even fart.
Cycled the key 20 times, no change. Can running it out damage the pump?
I need answers, the truck sits on the side of a narrow road as I type.
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Old 02-20-2009, 08:28 AM
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probably got alot of air in system, does take tim to get air out
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Old 02-20-2009, 08:31 AM
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ON THE BACK OF THE FUEL FILTER THERES THE WATER DRAIN... TURN THAT AND BLEED SOME AIR OUT AND DO IT A FEW TIMES THAT SHOULD HELP THEN TRY STARTING IT UP AFTER A BIT
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Old 02-20-2009, 08:37 AM
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I took the new filter out to fill the bowl for good measure, and it was "vacuum sealed" ...air "popped" in when I broke the seal....is this what you mean by air?
It was "farting" a little, acting like it wanted to start, now it just whirls over with no hint of fire...I'm getting more and more pissed...
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Old 02-20-2009, 09:03 AM
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Went back, opened the drain, fuel came out immidiately. Turned it over...nothing, not even a hiccup. Great.
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Old 02-20-2009, 09:05 AM
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KEEP TRYTING IT WILL FIRE UP
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Old 02-20-2009, 09:08 AM
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I have tried to the point that the batterys (NEW!! NEW STARTER TOO!) are dying down...I'll have to go pull them, and charge them next round.
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When you turn the key can you here the fuel pump running?
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Old 02-20-2009, 09:16 AM
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I turn the key, and a loud hum comes from under the dash/hood/firewall, same as always since I bought it a year ago. After about 15 seconds it shuts off with a click, same as always.
The truck was getting "louder" as it ran low on fuel, like the last time I ran it out...Instead of just shutting it down, I ran it till it stalled, trying to find a place to pull over. I added fuel, it hiccuped like one cyl was firing...then nothing...I added even more fuel, and a new filter, it hiccuped, and then nothing. I replaced the filter in Nov, and it took a long time to get it running then, but it farted and made encouraging sounds at least. Now, zip, nada.
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Old 02-20-2009, 09:18 AM
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Also, last time I ran it out, I added fuel and it started instantly...I know, don't run it out...I was headed to the station when it gave up this time..and last time I was ordered to go to my brothers immidiately for a family illness...no time for fuel that time..
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