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97 f350 7.3 will not start not getting fuel

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97 f350 7.3 will not start not getting fuel
Submitted: 6 years ago via AllDataDIY.
Category: Ford
Expert:  Mat replied 6 years ago.
Hi welcome to just answer. Can you tell me how you came about knwing you have a no fuel issue? Have codes been checked yet and does the "wait to start" come on normally?
Customer: replied 6 years ago.
wait 2 start lights normally then goes out. normally there is a slight diesel smoke visable at exaust tip before engin fires up there is none. no codes have been checked
Expert:  Mat replied 6 years ago.
can you check fuse 22 in the engine compartment fuse box. 20 amp max fuse and let me know the results. thanks
Customer: replied 6 years ago.
fuse is 30 amp hot both sides with key on dead both sides key off
Expert:  Mat replied 6 years ago.
ok has the fuel filter been removed and engine cranked to see if the bowl is filling up with fuel?
Customer: replied 6 years ago.
no fuel comming into boal-air bubbles comming from bottom
Expert:  Mat replied 6 years ago.
Ok so i would try to prime the bowl with fresh diesel and reinstall the filter to see if this primes and helps self bleed the system.
Customer: replied 6 years ago.

filled fuel filter bowl reinstalled filter still nothing

Expert:  Mat replied 6 years ago.
Ok is there any way you can access a scan tool and try to retrieve dtcs? Also do you know both tanks are full and work? Do the tanks switch normally from one to the other without issues?