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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Re: fuel filter inline retaining clips
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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Remove left front tire
Remove 3 plastic push pins on inner
fender splash shield
On your right where your left foot would
be inside the veh, is the fuel filter
Remove 1 screw,I believe 7mm,
that holds filter clamp,which you will
transfer to new filter
Push filter line release connectors
with fingers only
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The fuel filter is located on the driver's side, centered between the front and rear tires, along the inside of the frame.
There happens to be a hole in the plastic covering that runs from just under the transmission back to the rear axle. If you can manage to remove the filter without removing the cover, you're better at this than I am.
After removing the cover, which entails removing a cross bar, four bolts and two nuts, the rest is easy. Make sure you have something to catch the gas that will drain from both lines. Squeeze the the blue clips on both lines to pop them off the filter. (This is when all the gas drains out). The filter is held in place with one screw (phillips) located above the filter. Remove old filter and replace with new. The new filter should be labled with "OUT". That line is the line that goes up to the engine. You will need to remove the blue clips from the old filter and snap them onto the new filter. Snap the fuel lines on the filter, tighten strap that holds the filter in place, replace the plastic cover then you're done.
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The fuel filter is on the drivers side frame rail and is a high pressure system, so you should attempt to depressurize it. Take the fuel cap off. Pull fuse for the fuel pump. Start engine, let engine die. There will still be a little pressure in the line and certainly fuel in the filter and line. I had to remove the skid plate to get to the filter, there was a hand hole, but not for my hand to work in effectively. The clips are real easy to remove with some pliers. Use a towel or rag to remove the fuel lines and protect your self from the fuel. If your new filter doesnt have the little plastic doo-hickies (technical term) on the nozzles you will need to get them off of the old on, just pull them off gently, dont break them. Put the fuel lines back on noting the flow arrow on the filter. Replace holding strap and skid plates as applicable. Replace fuel cap and fuse. Start engine, let idle a minute or so. Drive around the block a time or two and enjoy. Repeat procedure every 30,000 miles (I think that is the manual periodicity).
You need a small pocket screw driver and pinch the opposite end of the clamp to remove. Normally they come with new clips as the old ones break off. And if the filter has been on a long time the clips can actually wear out and can leak fuel if you don't replace them.you also have to remove the one or two mounting bolts holding it on.
the disconnect tool has to be used in a certain way the connector sometimes has a plastic clip usually colored that has to come off then the line has long metal teeth that hold it in place, when the disconnect is around the line you have to push it back into the line then pull the whole thing off, line disconnect and all
The gas filter is located passenger side just forward of the rear axle. The band that holds the gas filter in place is a pinch band that has a nut welded/formed into it on the back/top side. A 12 mm bolt holds the band in place. The top of the band has a bracket that hold the return fuel line - this just pops off and the return fuel line can be reattached once the filter has been replaced. If your filter has never been replaced there is masking tape covering the pinch connections at both ends of the filter. Remove the masking tape. You need to put a pan under the old filter to catch any gas spillage - it will be minimal. Also the new filter comes with plastic caps on the ends of the new filter - you will want to use them to plug the old filter connectors so you need to take them off the new filter to have handy. Ther is a T off the inlet gas line that has a cap on it - remove the cap and press the needle in the T to relieve any pressure that is on the gas line - If it has been setting for an hour there will probably be very little if any pressure on the line. You can skip messing with the T and you will see about an ounce of fuel that will come out of the filter when you remove the hose.
To remove the connectors push the connector ring away from the filter housing. (I did the front first because I had more room). I used a paint can opener to help pry the hose away from the filter - it is shaped like a can opener but without a cutting edge - a large flat screwdriver would perform as well. It is a tight fit but once it starts to move it will come off. Once the hose is off use the plastic caps you took off the new filter to help hold the gas in the old filter. After removing both ends remove the holding band and place it on the new filter. The two lines will go back on easier than they came off, just push them onto the filters nipples. Put the 12 mm OR 10MM bolt back into the pinch band and reintall the return fuel line.
3 things it could be 1 the fuel pump itself 2 is the fuel filter could be restricted 3 is a bad fuel pressure regulator if the three have been tested and are good let me know and i will take you thru some more