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Have a 1999 7.3 f250- died driving down the road- it turns

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have a 1999 7.3 f250- died driving down the road- it turns over but will not crank. my fuel guage is off- in other words when it shows half a tank on the guage- it really acts as if its empty? however if I try to fill up it only holds about 40.00 in fuel, like I still have fuel in my tank? please help, not sure what could be wrong
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Ford
Expert:  Ray M. replied 2 years ago.

Have you checked to see if the pump is actually sending fuel to the filter housing?

Customer: replied 2 years ago.
it is working fine
Expert:  Ray M. replied 2 years ago.

Do you know how to check the high pressure pump reservoir to see if t is full of oil? There is a small hex plug on the top of the cover, remove it and stick something in to check the level, it should be about 1/2"below the top.

Customer: replied 2 years ago.
not quite sure where that is located?
Expert:  Ray M. replied 2 years ago.

It is at the very front of the engine under the lack plastic powerstroke cover, right beside the oil pressure sending unit.

Customer: replied 2 years ago.
ok, I will try that
Expert:  Ray M. replied 2 years ago.

Let me know what you find.