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Experience:  30+ years in trade, Ford Master Tech, Journeyman Automotive Tech
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I have a 2012 6.7 diesel just changed fuel filter on frame

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I have a 2012 6.7 diesel just changed fuel filter on frame it ran for a few seconds then shut off
JA: Is the fuel filter an external one, or is it inside the tank?
Customer: external
JA: What is the model of your '12 Ford?
Customer: f350
JA: Are you hoping to fix this yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: just tried bleeding air out of filter holder that worked for about 30 seconds and it shut off again never had any issues before just drove it before changing filter
JA: Anything else you think the mechanic should know?
Customer: nope
Submitted: 12 months ago.
Category: Ford
Expert:  Ray M. replied 12 months ago.

This is a common problem with the 6.7l engine, cycle the key on and off a few times, then keep cranking it in small intervals, the system is self bleeding and will eventually fire and run.