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You're loosing fuel prime/getting air in the system .You say fuel filter but which one? The smaller one on the block or large canister style filter next to the frame? The larger one is your primary and can be tricky to seal. Check the large o-ring on the canister lip to make sure it's sealing properly and on top where the bolt is make sure the square spacer is sitting in the groove with a good o-ring. If any of that isn't perfect you will loose prime as that's the lowest part in the system.So I got a new fuel filter and replaced it. The truck was very hard to get started but it finally cranked. Now though it would act even worse on the road not having power at all until the rom’s get up close to 2k. I drove the truck back home and it killed in my driveway. It took about 5 min to start and I moved it in the shop. Now it won’t crank at all.
I can tell you that you can pump the primer and hear the squeaking at the pump. Also when you crank it over for 20 or 30 seconds then turn the key off it sounds like fuel running through all the lines for about 5 seconds.
You can actually run without it, but if your overflow valve or checks in the lift pump are starting to fail it can help prevent loosing prime. Did you try pinching the return line off to see if your still loosing prime? I’m leaning toward the overflow valve, but you need to find out why you’re still getting junk in your lift pump if you just cleaned the tankI only have one fuel filter and it’s up in the engine. It’s a Napa 3472 filter. Other than that I only have about a foot of rubber hose from the lift pump into a hard line that runs all the way back to the tank and about a foot and a half of rubber hose from the injection pump into a hard line that also runs back to the tank.
I have no idea what the square spaced or washers are that you are talking about. My filter just screws on. The lift pump was a new Cummins pump but I just pulled it apart and the screen was clogged already. I put it back together and went for a drive. It was crazy hard to get it started and the truck acted no different than before. It seems like if I gas it from a stop then it pulls pretty good all the way up to about 50. If anywhere in that increase of speed, I let off the pedal then push it back down its like it’s almost not even connected to anything. The engine has absolutely no power and only increases speed slowly until it hits 1500 rpm. Then it starts pulling again.
The hose on the return inside the tank is still there but is in bad shape. Why would that hose affect anything?
That doesn’t sound good.I pulled the overflow out and it looks fine but there is rust inside the hole...