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Re: How to change fuel filter.
Unless you have a definite problem with the driving of the car, do NOT change the fuel filter. The metal of the filter and the pipes going to it are not the same metal, and they interact negatively with one another; they kind of "weld" themselves toigether...What this means is that if you force the filter off, you WILL damage the threads on the fuel pipe, and you will have to replace it, the pipe from the filter to the fuel tank. If you car is running OK, take the new filter back, and get a refund. Replacing the fuel pipe is a VERY expensive job. Trust me. I unfortunatly have done over 20 of these, for the same reason that you have, and I HATE this job.
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From remote site, it is hard to tell what is the root cause, and change pump was done in proper order -- you should post the problem before replacing fuel pump.
Here is what I will do, assume you can do a little by yourself.
Changing fuel filter should be easy by disconnect fuel hose (pipe) from the fuel filter . Since ASE mechanic did job in your house, I assume the old fuel filter is still in your hand. Change it back (replace new filter with your older one) to see if your car will work as before. This supposed to be done before replacing the fuel pump.
If older filter works, then you knew the new filter is the root cause. This could be resolved by replacing another new filter. If the problem appear again, leave the new filter in for over night to see if the new filter will work on the next day (you could use exiting new filter to avoid buying another filter, unless you will get a different brand one). If not, the choice is to use older one for a while when trying figure why new filter does not work.
If old filter does not wok either, then something is in forwarding fuel line between fuel filter and fuel ejection system. Then, that section needs to be cleaned. Assume the pressure is measured at connection between forwarding line and fuel filter.
What do want to change the fuel filter for they never need changing here in europe as the fuel delivery pumps in the fuel stations have micronic filters inside the pumps ,europeon law so it shouldnt need changing unless it corrodes away that is if its a metal casing .Their is a gauze filter on the fuel pump inside the tank but if this motror runs ok leave well alone and stop playing around trying to a boy racer sunday mechanic job ,change the oil every 5/6000 miles with a oil filter every third oil change and use the cheapest diesel/petrol engine oil you buy ,gap the plugs every other oil change and it will run like a dream ,stick to putting a boom boom box in and stick go faster stripe and leave it alone
if its running ok leave well alone is the best advice i give here ,here in europe i rarely need to change a fuel filter and the gas stations are obliged to have a micronic filter in the delivery pump so never get a problem unlike the old cars with metal fuel tanks .
take it to another garage there talking rubish even if this was the case mercedes would have a fuel filter and there not an expensive part even from merc its around £40 i can still get fuel filters for my mercedes and its 21 year old
your filters should have prevented mud from getting to your injetors, water in the system can cause some problems but nothing so drastic as to change the injectors injector pump or the rail....change your filters, water collectors. make sure there is no more mud or water in your tank . not familiar with that particular engine but you may have to bleed the injection system....oh and get a new mechanic
if this is an aftermarket filter, go get one from the dealer. if you have the old filter put this one back on at least so you can drive it. ive put out car fire and dragged people from them they are not fun.
The filter is located at the rear seat, you have to remove it first, then you will see a cap attach with some screws. Inside that cap you`ll find the fuel filter. Before you change the fuel filter you have to release the fuel pressure first. To do that, first find the FUEL PUMP RELAY in the main fuse box located in the engine. Once you located open the fuel door and take off the cap and leave it open. Start the engine, take off the FUEL PUMP RELAY and leave the engine stop itself, when this occurs turn off the key, the you can take off the filter and changed it