Truck starts runs cuts out after a minute of running

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Denace

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I have a 1986 6.2 CUCV. New remote filter, all new lines, new lift pump still have air in the fuel filter. Truck ran fine, I had to pull a head off to get a glow plug out, put it back together it runs for a minute to a minute and a 1/2 then cuts out and will not start again.
 

cucvrus

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Check your lift pump. There are 2 that fit and one is the wrong one. The lever on the correct one has resistance pumping action immediately upon depression and the lever is short and the spring is inside under the lever. The wrong pump has no resistance and the pumping action resistance takes place about 1" into the lever depression. The cam eccentric can not depress the wrong pumps lever arm enough to get fuel moving fast enough to the pump. The injection pump will pump a minute amount of fuel but not enough to keep the engine running. Been there 2 times. I lived and learned. If you have your old pump look at it. Show a picture here. Good Luck. Check the pump.
 
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