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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

Mechanic's Assistant: Tell me a bit more about what's going on so he can help you best.

Ran out of fuel

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you hoping to fix this yourself?

Yes or burn the truck

Mechanic's Assistant: Great! What have you tried so far?

Most everything

Mechanic's Assistant: Is there anything else the Ford Mechanic should be aware of about your Ford?

No its been running fine

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Ford Mechanic: Scott W., Ford Technician replied 2 years ago
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Customer reply replied 2 years 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.
Ford Mechanic: Scott W., Ford Technician replied 2 years 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.

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Ford Mechanic: Scott W., Ford Technician replied 2 years ago

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

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Customer reply replied 2 years 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
Ford Mechanic: Scott W., Ford Technician replied 2 years 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.

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
The truck has a half of a tank.
Will fill totally.
The PICK Up You Are Referring To ***** A SOCK
Ford Mechanic: Scott W., Ford Technician replied 2 years ago

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

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Ford Mechanic: Scott W., Ford Technician replied 2 years ago

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

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Should I drain the water plug, I also replaced the bolt it had rust and was bad
Ford Mechanic: Scott W., Ford Technician replied 2 years ago

What bolt are you reffering?

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
OK may be a little while I am still at work
Ford Mechanic: Scott W., Ford Technician replied 2 years ago

Ok

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
To drain water out
Ford Mechanic: Scott W., Ford Technician replied 2 years ago

Ok

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Under the truck is a drain bolt
Ford Mechanic: Scott W., Ford Technician replied 2 years ago

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

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
I agree but just checking
Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Also I have put sea foam in fuel , that should help yes
Ford Mechanic: Scott W., Ford Technician replied 2 years ago

Yes that should be fine.

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Customer reply replied 2 years 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.
Ford Mechanic: Scott W., Ford Technician replied 2 years ago

Most likely a HP oil leak insie the engine.

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Imagine big bucks to repair that I heard it was just an oring
Ford Mechanic: Scott W., Ford Technician replied 2 years 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.

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Customer reply replied 2 years 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
Ford Mechanic: Scott W., Ford Technician replied 2 years 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.

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Customer reply replied 2 years 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
Ford Mechanic: Scott W., Ford Technician replied 2 years ago

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

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