ok it all started when the truck started to die if i left it sit, so i thought it was air in the lines and i tried to bleed it, it had in them and i thought it fixed the problem, now i take it down the street and it sputters as im driving it and wont go over 30 most of the time. so i bring it back to the garage and crack the bleeder valve and theres air in them again. how is this happening????, did i bleed them wrong or something, or could the fuel filter be the issue? it had a new pdm about a year ago, the lift pump works fine, i checked it by hot wiring it. the pdm has been relocated also. i can sit at an idle and it runs great , until i got to drive it. please help me figure out whats wrong. thanks.
It is tough to find a leak on the suction side of a fuel line because it is not under pressure to force fuel out.If it is at a lower portion of the line it may leak at shutdown when fuel is laying in the line though.
First thing to try to be sure air in the lines is the problem is to replace the IP fuel return line with clear diesel rated line.
Then with the truck safely parked,watch the line for bubbles while the engine idles.
Bubbles indicate air intrusion between the fuel level in the tank and the LP.
Another source for air to get in and cause hard starts is the WIF sensor and fuel heater O-rings in the filter manager.
There could be a plugged last ditch screen in the filter manager,a bad fuel cap with plugged vent or blocked IP inlet screens?
On a 95 the LP is powered by the OPS when the engine runs,you know it works with direct power-do you know if it works with OPS power?
With the engine idling open the WIF T-valve and observe what happens-truck dies,LP not operating-diagnose.
Last edited by racer55; 12-04-2012 at 10:37 AM.
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i never here the lift pump run if i get under the truck and its runing it feels like the lp has a hartbeat and if i hook a wire to the lp relay fuel comes out of the bleeder and i can here the lp run but thats the only it ill here it the truck runs fine to i take it do the road the it starts messing up when im seting a light old presser drops to like 20 but when im runing it stays about 30 40 as soon as i let off back down to 20