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Changing fuel filter

How do I change the fuel filter in my 2003 Ford Escape V6? It has 100,000 miles on it and has never been changed. My husband is very handy and loves to work on cars. Is this something that he/we can handle on our own or do we need to take it to a mechanic? Also, can I get the new fuel filter at the auto parts store?

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From what your describing this sounds like you have a bad fuel pump and should be easy enough to verify.Install a fuel pressure gage on the fuel rail. Cycle key on and check for a minimum of 50 PSI. Start engine and verify fuel pressure maintains at least 50 PSI during symptom.

If pressure drops, lower fuel tank to check for B+ on the Pink/Black (PK/BK) and good ground on the Black (BK) while fuel pump relay is energized. If OK, replace faulty fuel pump.
Fuel pressure should run between 50-65 PSI. Fuel pumps are a common failure item on this vehicle especialy during warmer weather.


lower the tank to get to your filter

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