On my 97 F350 I noticed that there has been some fuel leaking from the drain in the bell housing. From looking on top of the engine I found that there was fuel in the valley. I believe that the source of the leak is coming from the fuel pump and I am assuming that this means that the fuel pump is going out. I am not sure what steps to take from here as I am new to the diesel world. Does anyone have any pointers of what I should do from here? Thanks for your help in advance.
Just try the drain back valve orings. Roughly 40 bucks from your local Ford dealer.
03 CCSB Lariat 350 SRW
Built by me @ Outlaw Diesel Performance
Warren/K&N/Deleted/Exhaust, few other goodies.
Studs, SCT, Nitrous Express, ODP RR, Custom Fuel waiting for install.
i use a good flashlight and one of those telescoping mirrors from the parts store to find fuel leaks. you can look at the fuel bowl and lines with the engine running and see where it drips. the rubber lines are prone to leaking after many miles and years, also the sensor that screws into the back of the fuel bowl might leak. i'd dry out the valley real good and pin point the leak before you start unbolting stuff. good luck!
2002 f350 srw automatic 3:73 gears,
a/c that works!
I rebuilt my fuel bowl with all new o-rings and it still leaked fuel. Turned out it was the fuel filter vacuum switch which is on the fuel bowl. Apparently its a common problem. Costs about 50 bucks at the dealership.
1997 F250 HD, E4OD to ZF5 conversion, warn manual hubs, otherwise stock for now...