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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 04-08-2011, 09:36 PM Thread Starter
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Question Ran out of fuel

Hasn't run since. I've worked on it every day for the past 30 days. Been using all the great help & ideas in this forum. But still no start. I really need my truck running. Any ideas will be appreciated.

To date I've replaced the fuel pump, new filter, blew out the return & supply lines & removed the injector device attached to the fuel filter & cleaned it. It cranks w/ white smoke evident. I got one or two pops today with heavy cranking but no start. Ive been approaching the problem as trash in the fuel system.
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post #2 of 18 (permalink) Old 04-10-2011, 02:42 AM
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Re: Ran out of fuel

SOunds like a pain so far... Make sure your fuel bowl is full of fuel, also make sure your HPOP res is full. If you're getting white smoke that means you're getting fuel. How cold has it been? All fuses intact? Tried jumping the GPR for 30 seconds then try cranking? Unplug your ICP try cranking.

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Re: Ran out of fuel

Do you get a WTS light?
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Re: Ran out of fuel

Hpop res filled, It's summer in N.O., Checked the fuses & relays. Thanks for the next steps. I was stumped.

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Re: Ran out of fuel

The first thing to check when you don't get the wait to start light is the #22 fuse under the hood. Don't just look at it but test. If it is bad then unplug the fuel heater line on the drivers side of the fuel filter housing it is the spade type connector about in the middle. Replace the fuse and see what happens.

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Re: Ran out of fuel

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Check your fuses... Especially fuse 22.

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^^^^ And DON'T just replace it. Common cause of fuse 22 failure is the fuel heater shorting out. You should disconnect it first before replacing the fuse; otherwise it'll just blow another one.

S-WAG - when the fuel ran dry, the fuel heater was still running but with no fuel to heat, it overheated and shorted out, blowing the famous #22.

Hate to say it, but that should've been the first clue to follow, rather than throwing all those parts at it.
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post #9 of 18 (permalink) Old 04-12-2011, 01:39 AM
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Re: Ran out of fuel

Also plug it in for ####s and giggles

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Also plug it in for ####s and giggles
That won't fix a blown fuse, or whatever circuit problem has caused the WTS light to go off. Without the WTS light, there's a circuit open and that's why the truck's not starting.
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