IN FUEL SYSTEM
trapped in diesel fuel systems is one of the main reasons for a hard starting engine. Air
can enter the fuel system at loose joints in the piping or through a spray nozzle that
does not close properly. Letting the vehicle run out of fuel will also cause air to enter
the system. Like water, air can interfere with the unbroken flow of fuel from the tank to
the cylinder. A great deal of air in a system will prevent fuel pumps from picking up fuel
and pushing it through the piping system. Air can be removed by bleeding the system as set
forth in the procedures described in the manufacturers maintenance manual.