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PostPosted: Sat Feb 25, 2006 12:32 pm    Post subject:  Replacing fuel filter Reply with quote

I am going to replace my fuel filter in an hour or so. I read i have to relieve the pressure in the fuel system first. How do I do this??


thanks for the help
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 25, 2006 1:01 pm    Post subject:  Re: Replacing fuel filter Reply with quote

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I am going to replace my fuel filter in an hour or so. I read i have to relieve the pressure in the fuel system first. How do I do this??


thanks for the help


This link is for a GP but if you have a 3800 it's the same ( I know, I replaced mine recently). If you have a 3400 I can't help you

http://www.pfyc.com/supportfiles/gasfilter/

When I did mine I took my gas cap off for a while and no gas came out of the schrader valve but be prepared and don't do this on a hot engine just in case...

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 25, 2006 2:23 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

The Schraeder valve on the 3400 is on the passenger side of the engine, just beneath the upper intake manifold. Just unscrew the plastic cap and push the pintle. You might want to hold a rag near the valve, leaving room just to push the pintle with a screwdriver, because fuel will splash out. Also, use two open ended wrenches to unscrew the fuel filter, so you don't twist the line.

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 25, 2006 3:38 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

I got it done. i had a hell of a time loosening the nut. It was so rusted. I ended up rounding it off a little bit. i should of had one of them wrenches for gas/brake lines. The car started much better then normal first try. Normally it would crank for a few seonds most of the time. hopefully this will help my mileage problems.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 25, 2006 5:46 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

Canadaman wrote:
i should of had one of them wrenches for gas/brake lines.


Flare nut wrenches are the s**t, I HAD to use them to do my brake lines, I tried a normal wrench and I just ended up rounding nuts.

but another way to relive fuel pressure, even tho you already have your filter replaced. is pull the fuel pump fuse, and start the car, it'll run out of gas since there is no pressure sending any to the motor, and wala, no more pressure. might still have a little residual, but even using a fuel pressure gauge to relive it, you'll have some residual pressure.

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 17, 2006 3:33 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

just used this thread to change out my fuel filter. thanks!!!!!!
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 23, 2012 4:11 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

Thread resurrect!! Thanks for the help guys! Easy swap!
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 24, 2012 12:40 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

I hope by now this person has learned how to correctly spell 'safety' since it was spelled "saftey" all 3 times in this article.
http://www.pfyc.com/supportfiles/gasfilter/

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 24, 2012 12:51 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

Since this is a zombie thread, I'm gonna lock it and post the link to the tutorial in the knowledge database for future reference.

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