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Experience:  28 yrs. experience as Ford ASE Master Technician. Accolades include being a 2005 Ford PTS Regional Finalist and 2006 ASE Ford National Technician.
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Can't get it to start is there a primer lever to bleed off

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Can't get it to start is there a primer lever to bleed off the air
JA: Tell me a bit more about what's going on so he can help you best.
Customer: Ran out of fuel
JA: Are you hoping to fix this yourself?
Customer: Yes or burn the truck
JA: Great! What have you tried so far?
Customer: Most everything
JA: Is there anything else the Ford Mechanic should be aware of about your Ford?
Customer: No its been running fine
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Ford
Expert:  Scott W. replied 1 year ago.

Hello my name is ***** ***** you still need help with this question? What year, model, and engine size do you have?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
2006 ford power stroke. 250 crew cab 6.0
79000 miles
What's pulling heavy load got stuck in the mud truck was pointed uphill fuel ran away from the fuel pump truck ran out of diesel haven't started since.
Expert:  Scott W. replied 1 year ago.

You can try removing the secondary fuel filter cap and turning the key on, the fuel pump will run for 30 seconds or so, see if the fliter housing fills with fuel or spurts air, if it just spurts air, either the pick up in tank is uncovered or you don't have enough fuel, or you could possibly have a bad fuel pump. I would believe a low fuel in the tank or a pick up problem in the tank since it was running ok prior.

Expert:  Scott W. replied 1 year ago.

Normally just turning the key on will bleed all the air out of the fuel system.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
The file is pumping fuel up to the bowl.
And by turning key on the off does create air bubbles.
I tooknow the upper fuel filter out . To observe.
I just went and purchased 2 new batteries to assure I was given the motor the 48 volts required to start.
But just got the new batteries, and haven't tried yet
Expert:  Scott W. replied 1 year ago.

Ok, when its bled out, there should be no more bubbles, if there is you have too low of fuel or a pick up problem in the tank.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
The truck has a half of a tank.
Will fill totally.
The PICK Up You Are Referring To ***** A SOCK
Expert:  Scott W. replied 1 year ago.

Yes, half a tank should be ok, is the vehicle sitting level now?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Expert:  Scott W. replied 1 year ago.

Ok let me know if it starts now with new batteries.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Should I drain the water plug, I also replaced the bolt it had rust and was bad
Expert:  Scott W. replied 1 year ago.

What bolt are you reffering?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
OK may be a little while I am still at work
Expert:  Scott W. replied 1 year ago.

Ok

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
To drain water out
Expert:  Scott W. replied 1 year ago.

Ok

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Under the truck is a drain bolt
Expert:  Scott W. replied 1 year ago.

If you just replaced it, you shouldnt have any water in the fuel.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I agree but just checking
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Also I have put sea foam in fuel , that should help yes
Expert:  Scott W. replied 1 year ago.

Yes that should be fine.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I have two of these trucks, bought them new at the dealership.
The other has a hot start problem.
I just don't shut it off.
Expert:  Scott W. replied 1 year ago.

Most likely a HP oil leak insie the engine.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Imagine big bucks to repair that I heard it was just an oring
Expert:  Scott W. replied 1 year ago.

On 2006's it sems like the most probable thing in the block off plugs in the HP oil rails under the valve cover, thats what we see most.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I'm not a super mechanical repair man.
I do have a shop, and am not to afraid to try. But if difficulty is great I'll pass
Expert:  Scott W. replied 1 year ago.

It's one of the easier repairs on this truck, just remove both valve covers and remove the front block off plugs in the rail and see if the orings are worn away.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Well I found out that my fuel pump isn't pumping enough fuel up so I'm going to take care of that I think that'll take care of the problem
Expert:  Scott W. replied 1 year ago.

Awesome you found the problem, good luck with the repairs, if you need anything else just ask, thanks Scott