1998 ford f-150 4x4 4.2 engine 5 speed trans replaced fueltank, now not getting any fuel to engine, it won't start just cranks.

Asked by Mar 19, 2016 at 07:38 PM about the 1998 Ford F-150 XL 4WD LB

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I just replaced the leaking fuel tank assembly in my truck today. All went well and I had to replace the tank pressure valve assembly due to it snapped off when removing it from old tank. I also replaced the old filler tube assembly with a new old. Got everything all connected and hooked up in truck, and filled tank to about a 1/4 tank of gas, connected the power cables to the battery and tried to start the engine, but it only cranks with the starter but won't run. I sprayed starter fluid into the intake and it will fire and run until the starter fluid is burned off then stops.

3 Answers

I did use the old fuel pump sending unit from the old tank since it was working fine when removed, and only replaced the fuel tank and filler tube since the main fuel tank was leaking fuel in a few rusted places. I did also check all fuse and relays for power and all check out good.

I am thinking now the old fuel pump sending has gone bad from being removed and re- installed in the new tank.

I did replace and installed new fuel line connections at the fuel pump lines since the old ones snapped or broke off during removal, and installed new vaccum lines also at the front and rear vent tubes on the new tank.

Your Answer

F-150

Looking for a Used F-150 in your area?

CarGurus has 213,211 nationwide F-150 listings starting at $1,295.

ZIP:

Ford F-150 Experts

  • #1
    OJ
    Reputation
    9,260
  • #2
    dandyoun
    Reputation
    4,630
  • #3
    tennisshoes
    Reputation
    3,250
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Chevrolet Silverado 1500
2,424 Great Deals out of 174,064 listings starting at $699
Used GMC Sierra 1500
1,146 Great Deals out of 65,569 listings starting at $1,750
Used Ford F-250 Super Duty
346 Great Deals out of 47,875 listings starting at $1,899
Used Dodge Ram 1500
419 Great Deals out of 10,815 listings starting at $1,499
Used Toyota Tacoma
667 Great Deals out of 46,336 listings starting at $2,700
Used Ford F-350 Super Duty
361 Great Deals out of 26,397 listings starting at $3,300
Used Ford Mustang
569 Great Deals out of 36,665 listings starting at $1,500
Used Ford F-250
429 listings starting at $2,995
Used Chevrolet Tahoe
790 Great Deals out of 42,151 listings starting at $1,980
Used Ford Explorer
1,067 Great Deals out of 70,904 listings starting at $1,000

Used Cars For Sale

2018 Ford F-150 For Sale
99,474 listings starting at $17,079
2017 Ford F-150 For Sale
161 Great Deals out of 40,003 listings starting at $17,990
2016 Ford F-150 For Sale
206 Great Deals out of 7,862 listings starting at $16,694
2015 Ford F-150 For Sale
449 Great Deals out of 11,619 listings starting at $11,990
2014 Ford F-150 For Sale
595 Great Deals out of 14,969 listings starting at $9,990

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.