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Truck Repair/2002 ford f250 7.3 diesel


My truck will start but runs rough then it will die out. new fuel pump new fuel filter. I let it set fore 10 to 15 minnutes  and it will start but rough. If I try to drive it it acts like its running out of fuel. Took of fuel cap and filter housing is full and pressure in it squirts fuel out when you take off the cap. Any ideas on what might be wrong?

Sounds a lot like its sucking air from somewhere. Will have to trace all your lines and check connections and apply pipe dope to connections that need it. If your concerned about fuel not getting to your engine you can always disconnect your fuel line at the engine and crank it over to make sure fuel is getting there and you can disconnect the line leaving the engine to make sure fuel is coming out.  

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Jeff Drumm


I Can answer any question pertaining to semi trucks and trailers. Have no experience in the automotive field so not able to help in that area.


My experiences in Semi Trucks is. I own my own truck and i presntly maintain a 80 truck fleet. Can handle any questions pertaining to a truck have tore apart and rebuilt every aspect on them. Fleet I deal with is Mainly Volvo trucks and a handful of freightliners. Work on automated transmissions on a daily basis along with carrier apu's. With engines my specialty is the 60 series Detroit but do work on the cummins isx the n-14 and the ism. and also the Volvo engines.

Have a College Degree from university of northwestern ohio in diesel and agriculture mechanics. Have 10 years behind the wheel driving a truck and 4 years working on trucks full time. Also have grown up on a farm so have been tinkering on trucks and tractors all my life.

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I've gone through online schooling and have received certificates from webb wheel, Timken and Volvo academy.

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