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I have an 08 softail. Not getting fuel/ no start. Pump runs. Have injector pulse with a noid lite. It seems like I'm not getting fuel past the quick connect. I have wiggled twisted and plugged it in numerous times. Appears to be seated all the way. Anyone else have any problems like this?
 

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I have an 08 softail. Not getting fuel/ no start. Pump runs. Have injector pulse with a noid lite. It seems like I'm not getting fuel past the quick connect. I have wiggled twisted and plugged it in numerous times. Appears to be seated all the way. Anyone else have any problems like this?
Does the pump pressure up and turn off ???
 

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After cranking the engine and unplugging the quick disconnect there should be a small spray of fuel, that indicates the pump was pressurizing. No fuel spray means the pump was running but not pushing the fuel to the fuel log and injectors.
The fuel filter might have a cracked housing causing the loss of fuel pressure.
There was a fuel filter recall issued by the MoCo but I forget for what model year. Seems to me it could have been in '08.
 

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Isn't that the line that gets brittle and cracks, causing a fuel pressure issue??

Had the tank apart lately?
 

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Ideally a pump pressure test would isolate low fuel pressure but not everyone has the equipment to do that test.
 

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Yea I get some fuel when I disconnect it. The quick connect leaks when disconnected. It's acting like the male side of the line is staying sealed off. The pump runs and pressures up by the way. Have pressure to the quick connect on the tank side. No pressure to the injectors.
 

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Yea I get some fuel when I disconnect it. The quick connect leaks when disconnected. It's acting like the male side of the line is staying sealed off. The pump runs and pressures up by the way. Have pressure to the quick connect on the tank side. No pressure to the injectors.
When the pump is working correctly you should have about 50-55 pounds of pressure. If you have a bad/weak pump or a hole in the tank line you would still have pressure, but not enough for the injectors to work. You need to do a pressure check.
 

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If I disconnect the line at the injectors I get nothing. If I disconnect the quick connect and move the poppet in the fitting in the tank I get pressure spraying towards the ground. Not getting fuel through the quick connect.
 

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If I disconnect the line at the injectors I get nothing. If I disconnect the quick connect and move the poppet in the fitting in the tank I get pressure spraying towards the ground. Not getting fuel through the quick connect.

Then I would say you need a new Quick connect, or there may be the chance that an O ring has come out of its seat and is stopping the line from opening the fuel flow.
 

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I would remove the fuel line from the tank end and the throttle body end. With the line off the bike depress the valve in the tank end to see if the fuel that's trapped in the hose drains out.
If there's fuel in the hose I would suspect low fuel pump pressure.
To disconnect the hose from the throttle body just pinch the connector tabs together and pull the hose out.
 

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Take the fuel cap off, shine a light in the tank and turn the ignition on. If anything is leaking in the tank you will see the fuel spraying. I'm currently dealing with a cracked fuel pressure regulator housing. It cracked about 45 miles from home, bike started loosing power and wouldn't idle, barely made it home then it would not start back up.
 

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In the for-what-it's-worth department -

My '03 wouldn't start for the first time ever.

The plastic fuel line in the tank cracked.

Yes, you could hear the pump running. But it was pushing fuel *towards* the quick disconnect, and all the gas was spraying back out of the line into the tank. You will NOT see the gas spray if the crack is under the fuel level.

I took off the canopy, pulling the pump / filter / etc. Everything fuel line cracked into pieces.

BE CAREFUL with fuel line! It MUST be fuel immersible.

Now I need to replace the O-rings in the quick disconnect. Dang it.
 

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TXJax, just a FYI ... you can't just use any in tank fuel lines, they gotta be just like the OEM lines the bike came with and are in the filter repair kits.
 
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Please don't Necropost. This is an almost 4-year-old thread.
Does it really matter...he had a problem...I commend him for searching the threads...he got an answer...problem solved!! Why start a new thread? ...just my 2 cents and no ill will intended here...just sayin'!
 

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I give him points for searching the forums as well. But when someone necroposts they run the risk of starting up an old thread. Especially if they just click the thread title in the "recent post" section and not the tiny little arrow that sends them to the new post.
 
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Not the first, or last time it has happened.
I used to poke a lil fun at the noobs who come in digging up bones.
Now? :whiteflag
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Move along folks. Nothing more to see here.
 
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