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Ford E350: . I have a 91 Ford E350 that von't start.

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Hi. I have a 91 Ford E350 that von`t start.
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: UK Car
Expert:  Virtual Wrench replied 2 years ago.
If it fired for a couple of seconds then stalled, it sounds like a fuel delivery issue.
Can you try spraying a shot of starting fluid into the air intake and see if it wants to start on that? If it does try to start, then we can rule out a spark issue and move onto the fuel system.
Are you able to do this?
Also how many miles on the van?
How long has it been since the fuel filter was replaced?
Is this a gas or diesel engine?
Please reply with answers to those questions and we can get this figured out.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Hi, thanks for your reply.I forgot to mention that it is a 7,3 L diesel.
In my owners manual it is advised against using starting fluid.
The meter says app. 52000 miles.
I have tried to replace the fuel filter but i still won`t fire.Arne
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
It clicks in the stop-solenoid and the glow-plug circut seems ti cyckle ok.
When testing fuel comes out of the "tire-walve" at the fuel-filter-holder.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Can the fact that tha car is parked a little uphill be part of the problem?
Expert:  Virtual Wrench replied 2 years ago.
Thanks Arne, i was wondering about it being a diesel and in all my 37 years i never really got into repairing them much so i will open this up for a diesel expert. I know they run a very high fuel pressure though and a lot of fuel pumps are replaced but lets let someone else take a look. Good luck/
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Ok, thanks.It is getting late here in Norway so I am going to bed now.
Looking forward to more suggestions tomorrow.Arne
Expert:  Virtual Wrench replied 2 years ago.
If someone can help you will get an email Arne.
Good night!