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How do i bleed the fuel system had ago got it running for about a minute then cut out

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Hi Dave:
Usually with a gas engine if it runs a bit it will keep going. Try priming it again and see what happens.
With diesel you need to back off the nuts connecting the lines leading to the injectors. Then have someone spin the engine over until fuel start to show. Snug 'em up and should run.

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I turn ignition to ready position. The fuel pump engages and prime's the line. I then start the engine. Engine starts and runs for a max of 15 seconds. As soon as the engine cuts out the fuel pump...

The crank sensor is a good candidate. Pretty common failure on jeeps.
To clarify, the fuel pump is on all time during engine cranking, and during engine running. When the engine cuts off, the pump will also be stopped. But, you will not lose pressure in the fuel lines and fuel rail immediately. The check valve in the pump is supposed to hold fuel pressure in the system for a good time-about 20 minutes. The pressure should bleed off very slowly.

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I want to have you try starter fluid CAREFULLY first as most smaller vehicles will recover from running out of fuel without having to bleed the air out. They will many times resolve the problem from just running about 20 minutes or so. Please consult your handbook before attempting this.
AGAIN - It is BEST to have two people just in case of fire. A GOOD fire extinguisher is best.

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I hope this information work for you. THank you for use fixya.

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