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My cummins turbo diesel ran out fuel, now it wont start

We put more fuel in tank, and the pump was replaced afew months ago. I can hear the pump working but it will not catch and start , even though it turns over fine

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You need to loosen three (1,3, and 5 are the easiest to get to) of the injector lines at the cylinder head with a 19 mm wrench. Have someone crank the motor until you see fuel come out. Immediately start to tighten the lines, while the motor is still cranking. The motor will start to catch as the lines get tightened. Let it run a few minutes to eliminate the rest of the air.
I've had to do this several times on my 99 Ram because of a messed up sending unit telling me I still had a half tank.
The mechanics at Mt. Clemens Dodge taught me this. Good Luck.

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Be careful with the loosened injector lines, injectors are under extremely high pressure (>1000 psi) and the spray is known to cut flesh!

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You should need to prime the fuel line. Have you tried that? should be like a little button/bubble that you push until it gets hard to push then try starting it, then push the button tell it get hard again. Should work.

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