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when/ how to install fuel filter?

This is a discussion on when/ how to install fuel filter? within the General Help forums, part of the LSx Technical Help Section category; well im doing this on my winter car but never done it. pleae help out and do i have to ...

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    when/ how to install fuel filter?

    well im doing this on my winter car but never done it. pleae help out and do i have to drain all the fuel out of tank.

    when should cars get these?

    where would the filter be on a saturn???

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    Depends on the car.

    My '01 Grand Am GT is in-line. So is the Trans Am.
    Finally replaced the Grand Am's at just over 80,000 miles. Probably should have done it earlier....like 50,000.
    Trans Am's got replaced when I installed the new fuel pump. 28,000 miles. I dropped the tank for the pump but not for the filter. Wanted to not cut an access panel on the body and figured might as well clean out the tank....not that it was dirty, but wanted to cover all the bases with fueling the fresh motor.
    I will probably keep the T/A's fresh every 20-25K from now on. Grand Am's at 50K miles.

    Most GM filters are in-line. What year Saturn?
    And no, you don't have to drain the tank unless the filter is in the tank.

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    just crawl under the car and follow the fuel line down the frame rail. It's probably somewhere along the frame rail.

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    I just replaced mine today, and it was easy. All you need is a wrench set and a jack, and yes it will leak some fuel but don't be alarmed when gas stats coming out! It's easy and can be done in 15 min

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    Just don't get any in your eye....or have a knee-jerk reaction when it tries to spray you in the face and crack your head on the rotor.

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    Don't forget to release the pressure at the schrader valve.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Luos View Post
    Depends on the car.

    My '01 Grand Am GT is in-line. So is the Trans Am.
    Finally replaced the Grand Am's at just over 80,000 miles. Probably should have done it earlier....like 50,000.
    Trans Am's got replaced when I installed the new fuel pump. 28,000 miles. I dropped the tank for the pump but not for the filter. Wanted to not cut an access panel on the body and figured might as well clean out the tank....not that it was dirty, but wanted to cover all the bases with fueling the fresh motor.
    I will probably keep the T/A's fresh every 20-25K from now on. Grand Am's at 50K miles.

    Most GM filters are in-line. What year Saturn?
    And no, you don't have to drain the tank unless the filter is in the tank.

    woow thanks, and its a 1993

    the better this car runs the longer my camaro will last, soo both cars are needed

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    i change my filter every year. it's just a cheap preventive maintenance item that is often overlooked. plus the longer you wait on doing them, the tougher it is to break the lines apart at the filter. also not a bad idea to spray the lines with penetrating oil to help loosen up corrosion or rust. just my .02

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