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    How to change fuel filter?

    No search is coming up with anything? I looked at a thread(or website) one time of how to change one on our Firebirds and it had pics too. Could someone link me to it please? Car is a 95' Firebird Coupe v6 3.4 5-speed manual.
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    Might be a little different on a v6 95, but maybe not. Here is the LS1 install. If you can find the fuel filter, well it's pretty much that easy.

    http://www.installuniversity.com/ins...lacement_1.htm

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    In-Line Fuel Filter Replacement
    Removal Procedure


    Object Number: 12603 Size: SH
    Click here for detailed picture of above image.

    Important
    * There is no service interval for fuel filter replacement. Only replace a restricted fuel filter.
    * Inspect the fuel tank internally and clean the fuel tank if you find a restricted fuel filter.
    1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
    2. Relieve the fuel system pressure. Refer to Fuel Pressure Relief Procedure .
    3. Raise the vehicle.
    4. Clean all the fuel filter connections and the surrounding areas before disconnecting the fuel pipes in order to avoid possible contamination of the fuel system.
    5. Disconnect the quick-connect fitting at the fuel filter inlet (3). Refer to Servicing Quick Connect Fittings .
    6. Disconnect the threaded fitting (1) from the fuel filter outlet.
    7. Slide the fuel filter (2) from the bracket (4).
    8. Inspect the fuel pipe O-ring for cuts, nicks, swelling, or distortion. Replace the O-ring if necessary.

    Installation Procedure


    Object Number: 12603 Size: SH
    Click here for detailed picture of above image.
    1. Slide the fuel filter (2) into the bracket (4).
    2. Connect the threaded fitting (1) to the fuel filter outlet.
    Tighten

    Tighten the fuel filter fitting to 30 Nm (22 lb ft).
    3. Refer to the

    Notice

    Use the correct fastener in the correct location. Replacement fasteners must be the correct part number for that application. Fasteners requiring replacement or fasteners requiring the use of thread locking compound or sealant are identified in the service procedure. Do not use paints, lubricants, or corrosion inhibitors on fasteners or fastener joint surfaces unless specified. These coatings affect fastener torque and joint clamping force and may damage the fastener. Use the correct tightening sequence and specifications when installing fasteners in order to avoid damage to parts and systems.
    in General Information.
    4. Connect the quick-connect fitting to the fuel filter inlet (3). Refer to Servicing Quick Connect Fittings .
    5. Lower the vehicle.
    6. Tighten the fuel filler cap.
    7. Connect the negative battery cable.
    8. Inspect for leaks.
    1. Turn the ignition switch ON for 2 seconds.
    2. Turn the ignition switch OFF for 10 seconds.
    3. Turn the ignition switch ON.
    4. Check for fuel leaks.

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    For the quick disconnect you need to get some of those cheap plastic Fuel/HVAC disconnect tools. cheap plastic semi circles that slide in unlocking them.

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    ^^^^^The quick connect on the fuel filter doesn't require special tools as mentioned above.

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    That was it! Install university!

    I was able to figure it out on my own due to what I recalled from that site. Also for those of you with V6's, the only difference was the Schrader Valve for the 3.4 (not sure for the 3.8) is located inbetween the intake manifold on the top.

    Yeah I didn't need the quick connect tool.......I was able to use my fingers to get the one end with plastic clips undone apart but I read on another site there is a metal version? So maybe you need the tool for that.

    thx again guys.

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    good ass info thanks fo tha input

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    Quote Originally Posted by Firebird Phoenix View Post
    That was it! Install university!

    I was able to figure it out on my own due to what I recalled from that site. Also for those of you with V6's, the only difference was the Schrader Valve for the 3.4 (not sure for the 3.8) is located inbetween the intake manifold on the top.

    Yeah I didn't need the quick connect tool.......I was able to use my fingers to get the one end with plastic clips undone apart but I read on another site there is a metal version? So maybe you need the tool for that.

    thx again guys.
    Yea I figured it was that easy, and I knew it had to be very similar to a v8, but like you said i didn't know where the schrader valve was for a v6....

    glad i could help

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cutlass View Post
    ^^^^^The quick connect on the fuel filter doesn't require special tools as mentioned above.
    right, it's a different connection than the ones that use the release tools. I always just used my fingers or pliers to squeeze it and pop it off.


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