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Fuel filter drain & water sensor

On the bottom of the filter there is a screw on cap i think it is called a drain & water in fuel sensor.i think it has a hole or the o-rings on it is gone.the truck will start then die. then it takes about 30 to 40 seconds to start it again. the truck runs like a new truck it's like sucking air or somthing

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  • smartgirl15 Jun 24, 2008

    I am having the exact same problem with my truck. I have to get it running because I have to finish my school. Can you supply me with the part number or the web page where I can buy the part?

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Check the lift pump carefully and make sure it's not leaking into the oil pan, check or replace return line caps o-rings and lines. Comes as a whole kit from ford or navistar (cheaper from navistar) but be sure they get you the kit for a turbo. A small air leak will allow the filter to drain back to the tank.
As for your low pedal clamp off the two front flex hoses and see if the pedal is hard, there was an updated master cylinder available to correct this concern with a larger bore. This is to overcome the pedal loss caused by the o-rings in the calipers flexing. As far as I know the master was only available through FORD.

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