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Fuel filter inline retaining clips

Lets say I tried to replace the fuel filter,when I took the old one off,Ibroke the old clips that hold the filter to the high preasure line. do I have to buy the replacement line from tank to filter and other side from filter to engine or can I just get the clips and where do I find them? I would hate to spend 200.00 dollors for 2.00 dollors worth of clips. any help would be appreciated.

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Try going to a car recycler and obtain the clips from an appropriate donor car Im assuming that the clips themselves are removable and not held in such a way that they cant be replaced.if not the salvage yard is likely the cheaper option regardless.You could see if the chev dealership stocks those clips as a seperate item afterall the vehicle is only 3 years old.You could also try fuel system specialists in your area that would know more than most about wether the clip from another application will work on your vehicle.

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How do I change the fuel filter


Fuel Filter REPLACEMENT It is recommended that the fuel filter be replaced periodically. The filter is of one-piece construction and cannot be cleaned, so it must be replaced. Carbureted Engines Fig. 1: View of the fuel filter used on carbureted engines 85551036.gif
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  3. Unscrew the filter from the carburetor.
  4. Apply Loctite® or equivalent to the external threads of the new filter and screw the filter into the carburetor.
  5. Hand-start the tube nut into the fuel filter. While holding the filter with a wrench to prevent it from turning, tighten the fuel line tube nut.
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Fig. 3: Use a hand vacuum pump to relieve the fuel system pressure 85551038.gif Fig. 4: Exploded view of the fuel inertia cut-off switch and its location 85551039.gif
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Fig. 6: Connecting and disconnecting the garter spring type quick-disconnect couplings 85551041.gif
Remove the fuel filter mounting bracket retaining nuts . . . 89681p04.jpg. . . then loosen the filter retaining clamp and slide the bracket assembly back . . . 89681p05.jpg. . . to provide better access to the push connect fittings (arrows) 89681p06.jpgWith a rag positioned to catch any spilled fuel, disengage the retainer clip and remove the line 89681p07.jpg NOTE: The inline reservoir type fuel filter should last the left of the vehicle under normal driving conditions. If the filter does need to be replaced, proceed as follows: CAUTION
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  2. Raise and support the vehicle safely.
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  4. Remove the filter from the bracket by loosening the filter retaining clamp enough to allow the filter to pass through. NOTE: The flow arrow direction should be positioned as installed in the bracket to ensure proper flow of fuel through the replacement filter.
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  2. Install the push connect fittings at both ends of the filter.
  3. Lower the vehicle.
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