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Fuel filter replacement...how long?

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    Fuel filter replacement...how long?

    How hard is it to replace the fuel filter? I don't even think I know where it is, and I sure as hell know it hasn't been replaced in the last 4 years!

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    It shouldn't take more than 20 minutes. Located in front of the rear axle on the driver side.

    Be prepared to have gas all over you.

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    Chiltons manual. You need one

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    Quote Originally Posted by 5.0THIS View Post
    Chiltons manual. You need one
    naaah. Hardest part of the job is getting the car high enough to get under it. Took me like 15-20 minutes.

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    First off, Make sure and use line wrenches so you dont strip anything.
    1.Get the car on a lift or jackstands
    2.Open gas cap to relieve pressure
    3.Use your 2 line wrenches to loosen the line
    4.Use flathead for the 2 clips at the other end
    4.Be prepared for a gas shower =/ (worst part)
    5.Put new filter on and you are good to go =)

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    The second time I did it, I bled the valve on the fuel rail first before taking of the filter. That seemed to reduce the amount of fuel that spills out.

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    Question

    how often do you need to replace the fuel filter?

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    I'm not really sure. I've done it about every six months.

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    you can also start the car then pull the fuse for the fuel pump and you won't get alot of gas on you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GNICTRY View Post
    how often do you need to replace the fuel filter?
    Every 10-15K miles should suffice.

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    yea holy shit, i just completly forgot about it... i havent done it since i got the car in 2/2003!! ive only put about 20k on it since though so...

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