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water in fuel warning

Postby gravelintravel [OP] » Dec 02 2012, 12:17am

Hello I have an 05 crewcab silverado that i purcased about 5 months ago. So this is the first time i have changed the fuel filter since I have owed the truck. Truck runs pretty good except some times it surges. I went to go change fuel filter on truck and notcticed that one of the wires coming out of the water sensor was broken so I went and bought a new one. The water in fuel warning has never come on before ( probly beacause the wire was broken on the sensor). So I went on and changed the fuel filter with the new sensor, primed her up and started the truck. When i started it it said water in fuel i thought it might go away when i reset fuel filter life counter on the truck. Nope didn't take away the warning. When i poured out old filter the fuel that came out of iut looked pretty good nice and clear. No water came out of the bottom eiether when I opened petcock, I never took it out and looked at it, I should of. Anyways truck runs fine still got a littel surge sometimes but i am sick of this water in fuel warning on, I even tryed draining new filter and nothing comes out so I assume that its good still. Is there maybe another reason why it wont go off? Is it possible for the float to get stuck up and set off sensor? Any help is much appriciated. Thanks.
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Postby Machster69 » Dec 02 2012, 12:40am

Guessing the water sensor js bad an the wire was "cut" to turn the light off. You put it back and with it the light...
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Re: water in fuel warning

Postby gravelintravel [OP] » Dec 02 2012, 12:56am

Its a new water sensor, and now it says water in fuel with new sensor and new filter.
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Re: water in fuel warning

Postby bombdiver » Dec 02 2012, 1:00am

Unplug your batteries for a half hour or so, wire them back up and see if the message clears.
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Re: water in fuel warning

Postby gravelintravel [OP] » Dec 02 2012, 3:29am

ill give her a try
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Re: water in fuel warning

Postby EKinMN » Dec 02 2012, 4:12pm

I am with Kyle. Someone cut that wire for a reason....and I think you found the reason. Assuming you are diligent about maintenance and fuel quality, you can probably cut it again, and be fine.
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Re: water in fuel warning

Postby gravelintravel [OP] » Dec 03 2012, 1:19am

no one cut it when i went to unplug it the wire broke so I got a new sensor. Do lots od pople hgave this problem?
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Re: water in fuel warning

Postby starspangled6.0 » Dec 03 2012, 1:27am

Yes. It must be a common issue... the previous owner cut the wires on my water sensor, too. I don't see any reason to replace it, especially if it's just going to give me false readings.
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