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When I turn the key on the fuel pump runs continuously. 2000

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When I turn the key on the fuel pump runs continuously. 2000 f450 7.3
JA: Is the car in "Park" or "Neutral?" Do you know if your car has a "wheel lock" feature?
Customer: Manual transmission in neutral. No wheel lock.
JA: Are you fixing your F450 yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: Truck is hard starting. Replaced hpop ,glow plugs, glow plug relay. Still trouble starting. Took road test ran ok shut down left over night now won't start. Acts like no fuel. Hpop pressure runs up to 3000 when cranking.
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: Believe the glow plug circuit is not working. Have inspected wiring haven't found any problems.
Submitted: 6 months ago.
Category: Ford
Expert:  Chris (aka- Moose) replied 6 months ago.

Welcome, I'm Chris (aka Moose), my normal schedule online is around lunch and after dinner till early morning.

Does plugging it in overnight help?

How cold is it outside when this happens?

Any codes stored?

Will your scan tool do an injector buzz test?

Have you checked the fuel pressure?


Customer: replied 6 months ago.
plugging it in over night did help. Now not starting at all. 50 degrees. and colder. Yes there are stored codes. P1960,p0380,p0230,p0232, p1662,p0640. Yes scan tool will do buzz test. No haven't checked fuel pressure yet. Was checking fuel pump, turned key to run position pump runs continuously instead of shutting off after 20 sec.
Expert:  Chris (aka- Moose) replied 6 months ago.


Doing the buzz test see if any injectors sound weaker than the others.

A fuel pressure test is needed to see if the pump is weak, not feeding the filter housing with enough pressure.

Since plugging it in helps, testing each glow plug to see if they get hot is needed.

1960 no such code. 1690 is a issue with the waste gate control solenoid.

0380 glow plug relay issue

0230 fuel pump relay control concern

0232 fuel pump relay control concern


0640 intake manifold heater concern.

The focus needs to be on the glow plug and fuel pump codes, can you do the diag steps included above.

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Expert:  Chris (aka- Moose) replied 6 months ago.

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