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I have a 2000 f-250 7.3. My wife was driving it and it

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I have a 2000 f-250 7.3. My wife was driving it and it started to lose power so she pulled into a gas station and put some fuel in it.fired right up so she headed home about a 100 yards it died, sounded like it ran out of fuel.We had it towed home. I replaced the fuel pump and still acted like it was out of fuel. I found the 20 amp fuse was blown. I replaced the fuse it fired right up,. as I drove away it blew the fuse again,replaced the fuse blew it again but was able to limp the truck home with barley any power,put another fuse in and it blew it too.I pulled the fuel filter out its clean, fuel in the bowl was warm ?
JA: Is the fuel filter an external one, or is it inside the tank?
Customer: external on frame rail
JA: What year is your Station?
Customer: ?
JA: What confuses you?
Customer: what year is your station
JA: Are you fixing your Station yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: what do you mean station
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: no

Hi. Welcome to chat! My name is ***** ***** am currently dealer auto mechanic. I will attempt to assist you with your concern today.

The fuel in the bowl will be warm as there is a heater in there. And actually that is what is common to blow the fuse. You could unplug the heater connector and see if the fuse will still blow to try and verify. Note the wiring to the connector can also case the fuse to blow if it is shorting on the fuel housing, etc...

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Customer: replied 2 months ago.
I'm at work right now, if by unplugging the fuel heater stops blowing the fuses what would you check next ? THANK'S

If you unplug the fuel heater and the fuse stops blowing, then replace the fuel heater.

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Customer: replied 2 months ago.
That didn't fix the problem, instaled a new fuel heater and fuel pump blew again , any other idea's ?

Does the fuse blow with the heater disconnected? Also please tell me which fuse number in the fuse box you are finding blown.

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