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Got a 2003 duramax 6.6 want start unless you prime it and spray some eithar in it.what should i do

And it keeps losing its prime has new fuel lines from the pump and has new fuel filter housing.

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SOURCE: 2003 Duramax Diesel loosing prime and will not

duramax diesel trucks do not have a lift pump. start with the simple things make sure your fuel filter is tight and check the shreader vlave on the fuel rail if that don't help check the filter housing for a leaks arround the heater element or a crack in the housing itself

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SOURCE: 2003 Chevy Duramax 2500 HD

Most likly the filter housing needs to be replaced and or the fule lines to and rom the housing. the housing has the plunger on top and the filter screwed under. The plunger goes bad on these and causes air to enter and then become air locked. this is also very comon on the IPR with the fuel filter housing mounted behind cab on frame rail driver side. road sault gets to these and degrades the unit untill it sucks air. On the c 4500 you need to get the oem fuel lines because of the tight space restrictions to route the lines. the OEM lines are molded to make the tight bends required.

Hope this helps... Good luck

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