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Old 03-04-2012, 07:32 PM
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some one brought me a truck that has already had lift pump' computer' intake heater' fuel heater' filter' injectors' whats the problem????
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Old 03-04-2012, 07:40 PM
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Won't crank or won't fire? And I hope they aren't spraying ether in the turbo

Is it throwing any codes? What's fuel pressure? How do fluids look?
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Old 03-04-2012, 07:42 PM
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What year truck? If it's the 03, high pressure fuel leak. If it's the 98.5-02, VP44.
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Old 03-04-2012, 07:43 PM
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Is it the 03 in your profile? If so you may have better luck in the 03-07 CR section...

I was going to say OH NO starting fluid + grid heater = explosion.... BUT i dunno if CR trucks have heaters?
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Old 03-04-2012, 07:49 PM
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you say it wont start w/o ether i assume it will run how much blowby does it have or maybe an upstream leak in your fuel system sucking air you say new pump did you check the fittings just to make sure it doesnt take much
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Old 03-04-2012, 07:58 PM
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Seriously????
First of all if this is a vp truck has there been a fuel pressure check or any diagnosis of the vp? Did we really just talk about using starting fluid and not mention disconnecting the grid heater? Lol I've never used starter fluid too much, there's really never a reason if its diagnosed correctly.

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Seriously????

Did we really just talk about using starting fluid and not mention disconnecting the grid heater?

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I mentioned it LOL!
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Old 03-04-2012, 08:24 PM
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you can roll it off and it will crank they just brought it to me the engin is fine i told them the worst thing they done was use ether!!!! they repl aced everything i havent had a chance to go behind there work and check behind them just didnt know if yall had seen this before.
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Is it the 03 in your profile? If so you may have better luck in the 03-07 CR section...

I was going to say OH NO starting fluid + grid heater = explosion.... BUT i dunno if CR trucks have heaters?
Yes CR's have grid heaters,stock anyway.

I would agree with air getting into the fuel system or maybe a bad check valve letting the pressure drop in the line causing hard start/no start.
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thanks where is the check valve??
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