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Toyota rav4 2003 diesel will turn over but not start, fuel filter changed but hasnt been ran for approx 12 months

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Common rail on this vehicle If I remember correctly ,Sounds like you need to bleed it out a bit more or put a pump inline to bleed it up for you ,have had this sort of problem before but on different vehicles and normaly its caused by the manual primer pump diaphragm ,either the squeezy pump has a split or if the pump is on the filter head then this has a thin diaphragm and this has split ..All else fails then give it a tow and see what happens .

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This sounds simple, but did you drain the fuel tank, and replace all the old fuel? Over time fuel loses it's volatility and will gel somewhat, and will not ignite. First, after this make sure you are getting fuel up to the injector. If you haven't done it put fresh fuel in, make sure the pump is running, and if at all possible disconnect the fuel line at the motor and flush it out by running the pump. You may also have to pull the injectors and clean them out in solvent.

Posted on Mar 05, 2019


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SOURCE: f350 no start

I have a feeling you got a wholed of unleaded fuel or bad fuel
I drive a diesel box truck the station I always took it to the fuelman put unleaded in the diesal tanks and the truck just died it had to have the gas tank completed drained and cleaned out but also ask yourself how many miles are on it and when was last tune up and if you live in a cold climate I recommend a heater block plug

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SOURCE: Toyota Hiace 99 Fuel filter change

Look first right rear back under fuel tank,< If not, follow fuel lines from fuel tank one main line, one return line, traveling parallel to frame all the way to the motor compartment on front, can be front under right passenger side, first by the filter at the auto parts, that way you will know what to look for

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SOURCE: 96 gmc sierra hard to crank after 12-14 hours

that has a votec engine in it the fuel pressure is droping at knight and it takes 60 psi before the injectors will fire most likely cause fuel pump ,leaking injector ,or a feul pressure regulator

Posted on Jul 14, 2009


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SOURCE: jag diesel x-type fuel filter change

change fuel filler as normal then connect fuel feed from tank connect injectors leak off to fuel fillter leaving the rail flow pipe off this is the midddle one with the arrow pointing out

connect a piace of clear plastic pipe to this connection and slowly suck the fuel through the filtter and half way up pipe you can see this happen stop sucking the fuel will flow back to fillter take the pipe you were sucking through off and connect the feed to rail pipe turn on and crank engine she will start immediately

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SOURCE: diesel tractor ran out of fuel now it won't start

Agree with with previous answer.
Check your fuel filter & make sure it's full of fuel,
usually the problem if the motor wont start after
running it out of fuel.

Posted on Jan 26, 2013

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