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Deisal out of gas wont start

My 2003 Ford Expedition Diesal ran out of fuel going up a hill. I went to the gas station and got some fuel, and the truck still wont start.

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Diesel engines are VERY hard to start after running them out of fuel. You might have to bleed the fuel system of air. Every place you can loosen the fuel system and crank the engine let diesel fuel get to that point and tighten that connection back up and then go to the next connection point in the fuel system and do the same thing until you get to the connection closest to the injectors. Also make sure the filters are full of diesel fuel while you are bleeding the fuel system of air. Don't put your hand or body anyplace around where diesel fuel might be spraying out of the fuel system. Some diesel fuel systems put out up to 1000 psi at some points in the fuel system and diesel fuel could be injected into your skin which would be bad for your health.

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The fuel system has a bleeder located on the engine, located near the passenger side front of the engine. Open the bleeder, turn the engine over until you can see fuel come out on the ground near the front of the engine. Close the bleeder, attempt to restart the engine. It may take a couple of tries, but it should start after five or six attempts. Do not run the starter for more than twenty seconds per attempt, with at least one minute between attempts.

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You will have to prime the fuel filter to get it to start

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