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I have replaced the fuel pump and fuel filter, but still no pressure at engine, any ideas?

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  • anthonylreav Jul 03, 2009

    I have found out it is the 'fuel reset' button located on the drivers side kick panel. they reccomended that I unplug it, attempt to crank the van, then plug it back in. This worked for me after replacing the fuel filter and fuel pump.

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You could have a fuel line that has been bent or you could have a leak.. not to sure about this one. Was the fuel filter installed properly in the right direction? It should have flow stamped on it with an arrow and the arrow should point towards the front of the vehicle.

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