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How to replace fuel filter on 2002 Windstar LX Model 3.8L Engine

Hi, I've located the fuel filter, and purchased one.
I believe the next step is to relieve the line pressure by disconnecting the fuel pump fuse or relay after starting the engine, then letting it the engine die.

After that I'm not sure how to deal with the fuel line connectors. Does this take a special tool, as it's not a bolt on type but more of a slip on connector.

Any help would be much appreciated.


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You can release the pressure by a presure nozzle on the top of the motor, mine is on the passenger side of the motor has a black cap and looks like a valve stim for a tire kinda. any how take the cap off and you can use a tire pressure chuck to release the pressure

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  • sil_lum_2005 Nov 07, 2008

    there is a specil tool to use to get them off but i was able to by pinching the pieces to gether with one hand and useing the other to slide the line back wards it took a little bit of strength but i got them. good luck. oh the tool kida looks like a pair of inchers your local autoparts store should have one if ya cant get the lines to come off



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