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Old 06-14-2007, 03:03 AM
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Exclamation hutch finally done now no start!

So hutch mod is finally done, and with all the problems I had it took me about 10hrs (wife is mad and kids hell even the dog) So when I was done I had no leaks . I cycled the fuel pump 6 times for 30 each time, she fired right up, I let her warm up and went for a test ride. That little voice inside my head said no to go far so I kinda listened. So long story long she bucked and died, and now she wont start at all. So after jogging the 1.5miles home I got the wife to tow me with her suburban (she was thrilled to be doing this at midnight) so what gives!
here are the facts
6 CYCLES 30SEC EACH ON FUEL PUMP

HAS ABOUT 3-4 GAL IN THE TANK

BUCKS LIKE CRAZY

I CAN HEAR THE FUEL PUMP RUNNING

NO LEAKS ANYWHERE

OH YEAH WHEN TOWED HOME RIGHT WHEN I GOT HOME I HAD TRANNY FLUID EVERYWHERE. AFTER CHECKING THERE WERE NO LEAKS IT WAS COMING FROM THE FILLER TUBE, WTF? IT WAS TOWED IN NEUTRAL WITH THE KEY OFF WHY WOULD THE TRANNY FLUID SPIT UP?

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Old 06-14-2007, 06:48 AM
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maybe your suction line in the tank bottom out or you have air thats getting sucked in, put the bucket under the drain line and open the drain and have your wife cycle the pump, and see if it pours or not, it has to be somthing with the fuel supply
 
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Old 06-14-2007, 07:53 AM
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Are you sure the fluid is from the tranny and not the power steering? They will leak out the filler when you turn the wheel with the engine not running.
 
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Old 06-14-2007, 08:46 AM
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now that you say that your right it was power steering sheesh, but I will try what you said pete hope its that. Is there an easy way to the air out, I dont want to jack up that fuel pump
 
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Old 06-14-2007, 09:39 AM
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Go Get More Fuel, in 5 gal cans if you have to, lets make sure that it is not a low fuel starvation problem. 3-4 gals barely wets the bottom of the tank and when you are driving it is sloshing around wich could pull air in the pump.

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adjusted for todays inflation which means its worth nothing.
 
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for the hutch mod, make sure you have some diesel in the tank. the main problem is, as pumps get weaker, its harder for them to pull the fuel through the filter. You were probably just running on fuel left in the bowl and lines.

Things to check-

Take the stock filter cap off and turn the key on. Make sure there is fuel getting up there. Probably not, so put some more diesel in the tank and take the air hose and blow some air in the main take while the fuel pump is running. This will help prime it.

I check this before I even tried to start mine after doing the hutch. The pump wasnt priming and I didnt start it until I got it to. If you would have filled your tank right away, you probably would have been ok.
 
 
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