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Old 03-20-2019, 08:07 PM   #1
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Need help ASAP! Motor won't start!

Started up yesterday, ran 10 minutes. Today, started up, revved out to 10rpms, stayed there 15seconds, shut off, hasn't started again. Put in new gas filter, still won't start. I'm a decent mechanic, but know nothing about diesel. I have no manual either. Any ideas? I was leaving park tomorrow, no money to pay another week and now it won't start!
I have a 2000 Fleetwood Discovery 37V 5.9L 24V. Thanks! Any troubleshooting ideas are appreciated.
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Old 03-20-2019, 08:47 PM   #2
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Check coolant level.

Was fuel filter full or empty when you removed it ?

It should have been full, otherwise air is getting in the system.

Fuel in the tank ?
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Old 03-23-2019, 02:53 PM   #3
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I would try turning key on for 30 seconds then off again. do this about 3 times before you try to start engine. It might help get the air out of the system. Hopefully you put clean fuel in new fuel filter when you replaced it? good luck.
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Old 03-23-2019, 03:00 PM   #4
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Did you prime fuel filter or prefill thru the small holes?
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Old 03-23-2019, 04:16 PM   #5
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You said new gas filter ???
Fuel filter I hope you ment.

Did you let it idle for a minute or two before you shut it off???

Check oil pressure sending unit ?
Oil level
Coolant level.

Do you have a good strong battery?
Prime fuel lines good.
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Old 03-24-2019, 06:34 PM   #6
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I agree with other posters about priming the fuel filter. When I have changed my fuel filters I did not pre-fill them. So my procedure is, turn the ignition key to the run position for 45 seconds, then try to start the engine. If it doesn't start after 10 seconds of cranking, turn the key off then back to the run position for another 45 seconds. The fuel filter should be primed now and flipping the key to the start position it should fire up. Hope this helps!
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I agree with other posters about priming the fuel filter. When I have changed my fuel filters I did not pre-fill them. So my procedure is, turn the ignition key to the run position for 45 seconds, then try to start the engine. If it doesn't start after 10 seconds of cranking, turn the key off then back to the run position for another 45 seconds. The fuel filter should be primed now and flipping the key to the start position it should fire up. Hope this helps!
My primary, has it's own pump and the secondary doesn't require filling.
Those who do prefill, usually block the center hole, to avoid contamination.
OP might need to change the other filter, as well as the one, he has already and for which ever it was.
Being able to run the pump and for filling the filters, sounds like a good idea, as well.
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Hope he got it fixed. You can access trouble codes on that cummins engine with just your key and those idler speed toggle switches. Could narrow the search considerably
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Wish OP would report back my money is on air in fuel line or injectors. Hopefully not a vp44 failure that'll cost a few bucks. I run optilube in every tank to take care of that little expensive booger.
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Blue Chip Diesel does handly a bunch of different grades of pumps, if needed....
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Desperate for Assistance
Then no report Back.
Hope he is A- OKAY
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In a lot of cases like this the OP missed the box to check for instant notification or he would have been pinged numerous times from the replies. Or they might be going to his spam folder. Either way it's a shame.

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