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We changed the fuel filter, now how can I bleed

A few days ago, I parked my 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 truck outside a friends, when I went to leave it wouldn't start. We had power, all the electricals were working, but no start, the thought it fuel pump , filter or line. Hoping its not the pump we change the fuel filter, but now the air causes the truck to stall. How do I bleed the fuel line of air?

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It will purge itself when you go to start it.The injectors when they open. If you have fuel pressure.

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