Ford Repair Questions? Ask a Mechanic for Answers ASAP
Are you sure it ran out of fuel?
There could be another reason for why it stopped.
It could be fuel pump failure, or some other electronic reason.
First thing to do now is scan the vehicle for codes.
Have you tried some ether or starter fluid in the throttle body to see if it will start on that?
Oh, sorry it is a diesel.
Would have been nice to mention that first.
Have you cycled the ignition key on for 5 seconds, off for 5 seconds about half dozen times to reprime the low pressure side prior to the high pressure pump?
I would say you need a good battery now.
I will opt out now, another tech will be with you shortly.
Hello, different guy here. Once the batteries are charged up turn the key on and see if you here the fuel pump on the frame rail running. When this vehicle runs out of fuel it is common for the fuel pump to burn up from the heat. If you prime the system and the fuel filter housing doesn't fill up the fuel pump is bad. The fuel pumps will still usually run and just quit building pressure. The only way to know for sure is to test fuel pressure at the top filter housing. It is a 6mm allen plug and the fitting size is 12mm x 1.5 with an oring on the end. If you don't have 45PSI minimum the vehicle isn't going to start and run well.