Can a loose fuel filter cause no start?
Hard Starting Unless totally blocked, rarely will a bad fuel filter keep your engine from starting. On a vehicle where a fuel filter has never been changed, the dirty filter can cause erratic fuel flow, resulting in longer than usual cranking before the engine starts.
What does Prime fuel system before cranking?
The fuel pump has a check valve built into it that is supposed to keep pressure to the injection system when you shut down and vehicle sits. If the pressure drops then the pump has to prime the system to bring the pressure high enough to start and run the engine.
Do you need to wait for fuel pump to prime?
The proper method to start any EFI engine in a car or a truck is to turn the ignition key to run and no farther. Wait for the fuel rail to prime, and when you hear the fuel pump relay shut off, continue into the crank mode.
Why does my fuel pump not start when primed?
Q: Trouble starting unless I prime the fuel pump, turn off key and then prime again and start it. Trouble starting engine, I have to switch to “on” wait a few seconds, then back to “on” then finally turn the key to start engine. If I try to start normally, it would hold the idle and dies after a couple seconds or doesn’t crank over at all.
How to fix no start after fuel filter change?
Reconnected the WIF connector on the frame-mounted filter. Primed ignition half-a-dozen times or more (turn key on, wait 30s, turn key off). After 6+ times, cranked engine. Engine cranks but no start. Primed another 10+ times.
When to Prime after a fuel filter change?
The only time I think it would be necessary to prime the system is if the entire fuel system was drained – that includes the line from the tank to the common rail. The biggest problem is that some folks if they have a no start situation, might just keep cranking and cranking and cranking and destroy their starter.
What should I do if my fuel pump is bad?
You should have a mechanic like one from YourMechanic come and test the hard start to see if the pump is bad or there is another issue like a pressure regulator not holding pressure. The pump is most common and should be replaced with a new fuel filter at the same time.