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Diesel is leaking from the top of my fuel filter canister where the two wires come into the canister

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Sounds like a crack has formed where the water sensor wires inter the canister. You may take it off and try some JB weld on the inside around the electrodes. Not sure what exact model you have but anyway look at it and see.

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