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How to bleed the air out of the fuel system after replacing the fuel filter

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You really shouldnt have to, but there is a schrader valve( looks like a bike tire valve) on the fuel rail under the hood

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How to bleed the fuel system in the 2009 Mondeo after changing the fuel filter on a diesel


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I just replaced both fuel filters and now the truck won't start.


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If that is a DiESEL engine, you have to bleed it thoroughly until there is no air in the fuel system. Check the top of the filter and unscrew the bleeder nipple and pump it fuel and air will come out.
If it is a petrol engine, air must have been stuck on the intake fuel line, bleed it until pure liquid comes out from the fuel filter hose output.
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I need step by step instructions on replacing a fuel filter in a 1998 gmc 6.5 turbo diesel please


I got this from Haynes Diesel Engine Repair Manual. I bought it for my 6.2.
1. Remove the fuel filler cap and air cleaner assembly.
2. On filters without an air bleed screw, place a rag under the filter to soak up fuel and detach the lower clip FIRST to release pressure and then the top clip. They pop off with a screwdriver.
3. On filters with an air bleed screw (top passenger side) drain fuel from the filter by opening the screw first and the engine water drain valve (engine front near thermostat) if it has one. Detach the clips and remove filter.
4.Make sure the seating surface is clean and place new filter in position. On non-air bleed filters put the upper clip on FIRST. On air bleed filters secure both clips, then close the valve and attach a piece of hose to the bleed port into a pail.
5. Air must be purged BEFORE start up, so disconnect the pink wire from the top of the injector pump and crank the engine in 10 second cycles with a 30 second wait time until clear bubble-free fuel comes out the lower fitting or air bleed. Connect the lower clip on the non-air bleed , close the bleed hose and reconnect the pink wire.
6. Start the engine and let it idle for several minutes to purge any remaining air and check for leaks.
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How do i change the fuel filter in my gmc sierra 3500 diesel 6.5 and whear is located??


FUEL FILTER MOUNTED ON A BRACKET TO THE REAR OF THE INTAKE MANIFOLD.TO REMOVE FUEL FILTER.TURN OFF IGNITION.RELEASE ANY PRESSURE OR VACUUM IN THE TANK.DRAIN THE FUEL FROM THE FUEL FILTER BY OPENING BOTH THE AIR BLEED AND THE WATER DRAIN VALVE ALLOWING THE FUEL TO DRAIN INTO A SUITABLE CONTAIMER.UNSTRAP BOTH BAIL WIRES WITH A SUITABLE TOOL AND REMOVE THE FILTER.INSTALLING THE NEW FILTER ENSURE THAT BOTH FILTER MOUNTING PLATE FITTINGS ARE CLEAR OF DIRT.SNAP THE FILTER INTO PLACE WITH THE BAIL WIRES.CLOSE THE WATER DRAIN VALVE AND OPEN THE AIR BLEED VALVE.CONNECT A 1/8 INCH I.D HOSE TO THE AIR BLEED PORT AND PLACE THE OTHER END INTO A SUITABLE CONTAINER.DISCONNECT THE FUEL INJECTION PUMP SHUTDOWN SOLENOID WIRE.CRANK THE ENGINE FOR 10 - 15 SECONDS THEN WAIT 1 MINUTE FOR THE STARTER MOTOR TO COOL.REPEAT UNTIL CLEAR FUEL IS OBSERVED COMING FROM THE AIR BLEED.IF ENGINE IS TO BE CRANKED OR STARTED WITH THE AIR CLEANER REMOVED CARE MUST BE TAKEN TO PREVENT DIRT FROM BEING PULLED INTO THE AIR INLET MANIFOLD WHICH COULD RESULT IN ENGINE DAMAGE.CLOSE THE AIR BLEED VALVE RECONNECT THE INJECTION PUMP SOLENOID WIRE AND REPLACE THE FUEL TANK CAP.START THE ENGINE ALLOW IT TO IDLE FOR 5 MINUTES AND CHECK THE FUEL FILTER FOR LEAKS.

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Where is the fuel filter on a turbo desail


Your fuel filter is mounted on the rear of intake manifold, under air cleaner or on rear firewall.
Just a little hint on replacing it, remove your fuel tank cap to release pressure or vacuum in the tank. I'm sending you a diagram the fuel filter assembly so it will make it a little simpler for you to replace your fuel filter. Start by removing the filter element nut. Remove filter element by lifting straight out of filter housing. It is not necessary to drain fuel from filter housing when changing the filter element.
Installation, ensure mating surface between filter element assembly and filter housing is clean. Install new filter element by aligning widest key slot located under element assembly cap with widest key in filter housing assembly.
Tighten element nut by hand. Bleed air from fuel manager/filter assembly. Connect a hose to air bleed valve and place other end of hose in a container.
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Close air bleed. Connect injection pump shutoff solenoid wire and reinstall fuel filler cap. Start engine and allow to idle for five minutes. Check fuel manager/filter for leaks.9df1ca0.gif

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After replacing fuel pump and filt truck wont start with started fuid


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