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PostPosted: Sat Dec 17, 2011 7:27 pm    Post subject:  Changing fuel filter Reply with quote

ok hit the search button and found hundreds of threads comtaining the word fuel filter but no real info i just wanna know what tools needed and if i should buy the little rubber caps to cap off the lines while i switch thanks guys

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 17, 2011 8:25 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

More than likely you will have a rusted bolts so get wd40. First, take off the bracket that holds the fuel filter in place attatched to the body of the car (use a ratchet and socket). The actual fuel filter has 2 connections, he quick disconnect (the connector towards the rear of car) you pinch the two spots on it, either by hand or with a needle nose and it will slide off simply.. The side with the bolt will suck. You should use an open end wrench for the nut on the fuel line, and a adjustable or open end for the nut on the filter. If I remember correctly the nut on the fuel filter should be loosened in the direction of the outside of the car from underneath. So 2 wrenches are needed to remove the fuel filer,

Look at your new filter to understand how its going to come off. The bolt on the filter does not spin, it is stationary on the filter.

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 17, 2011 9:14 pm    Post subject:  Re: Changing fuel filter Reply with quote

riverheadracer wrote:
ok hit the search button and found hundreds of threads comtaining the word fuel filter but no real info i just wanna know what tools needed and if i should buy the little rubber caps to cap off the lines while i switch thanks guys


Pretty much what 2001LS said.

Don't bother buying these caps you're talking about. You'll lose a few ounces of fuel at most and it's almost guaranteed to be worth less than the caps you're buying.

There should be an actual how-to somewhere, but I'm not going hunting for it for you... I'm not feeling that helpful tonight. Laughing

Make sure your'e not smoking, and ensure you release the fuel line pressure via schrader valve above the engine (3800). Before trying to restart the car, turn the ignition to "on" and wait for the fuel pump to stop priming (making noise) before starting the car.

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 17, 2011 10:32 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

I'd suggest using line wrenches so you don't strip the nut on the fuel line. That's bad news if it happens.

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 18, 2011 12:42 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

Follow this link for complete how to: http://www.pfyc.com/supportfil.....index.html

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 18, 2011 12:59 pm    Post subject:  changing fuel filter Reply with quote

You should use line wrench - crows foot on the line side and it will probably be easier to unscrew the filter from the line rather than the line from the filter. Remove pull push rear connector first. Lots of WD 40. Cool

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 18, 2011 3:50 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

PB Blaster FTW Smile Works far better than WD40. Get some! Smile

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 18, 2011 4:53 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

awesome info guys thanks

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 18, 2011 7:42 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

Drive on out to new milford NJ. We can take a day and do a whole tune up.

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