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Old 04-11-2014, 11:54 AM
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i need help with fuel problem

I just traded for a 1997 2500 dodge with a cummins , the guy I got it off of said he drove it home and parked on a hill, the next day tried to start it and it started then quit he did this 3 time then it didn't start at all. I put an electric fuel pump on it and was going to bleed the lines, but I can get fuel to everything but the injectors, fuel come to that block where the fuel lines come out, I bleed both sides of the block but fuel will not come up to the lines I don't know if the electric fuel pump isn't strong enough or there is something i'm doing wrong. If anyone could help me I would be grateful. Thanks
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Your eletric pump needs to be pretty stout.

Are you bypassing the stock lift pump?

You need about 20psi at the injector pump.

I'd suggest using the eletric pump as a tool to prime/troubleshoot the fuel system but use the stock lift pump when you get it running.
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Old 04-13-2014, 12:29 AM
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I just cut the line under cab and put the pump there, i used the pump just to prime and I get fuel everywhere but up to the lines. I traced the lines to know which one to put pump on but if I made a mistake and put it on the return line do you think that would cause that. The truck is not at home and I've not been back to check it . this is my first diesel truck and theirs a lot more to them than I thought, I have work on a lot of coal truck with big cam 3 but this is a little different but I sure thank you for your help
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You need to check that the fuel cut solenoid is pulling up all the way on it's own. Hold it up while someone cranks the key.
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Fuel will only come out the injector lines with the engine cranking.
Follow these instructions> http://www.cumminsforum.com/forum/94...-out-fuel.html
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