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I would add that my filter is so badly corroded and the hard fuel lines in and out of the filter are also badly corroded that I gave up trying to change it. I am sure the lines will break if I keep messing with it. overall the car has 107,000 miles and the motor runs fine so the filter is not plugged yet so untill it seems the motor is starving for fuel Im not bothering with the filter. the day I do need to cheange it out I will have to replace the connecting lines at the same time.

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    168,000 miles on the original factory filter and still running fine. Glad I gave up on fixing it, seems the tank is clean as the filter never plugged up.


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Due to the position of hte filter it is very tough but with the right tool every thing is possible so you have to get the tool a crow foot wrench i think it is 18mm and hold one end with a wrench and twist the ****** out of there if you feel the line is turning i would take it to a pro.

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How would I replace my fuel Filter

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  1. Disconnect the battery ground cable.
  2. You dont have to relieve your fuel systems pressure because your jeep has an automatic bleeder.
  3. Remove the fuel tank assembly.
  4. Clean the area around the fuel filter/regulator.

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Fig. Fig. 5: Remove the fuel filter/pressure regulator retaining clip from the top of the assembly

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Fig. Fig. 6: Replace the old fuel filter/pressure regulator mounting gasket

  1. Disengage the retaining clamp from the top of the filter/regulator assembly. Discard the retaining clamp.
  2. Using 2 small prying tools, pry the filter/regulator assembly out from the top of the fuel pump module. The filter/regulator assembly will unsnap from the fuel pump module.
  3. Remove and discard the mounting gasket below the filter/regulator.
  4. Before discarding the fuel filter/pressure regulator assembly, inspect the assembly to verify that the O-rings are intact. If the smallest of the 2 O-rings cannot be found on the bottom of the filter/regulator, it may be necessary to remove it from the fuel inlet passage in the fuel pump module.

To install:

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Fig. Fig. 7: Check the condition of the fuel filter/pressure regulator O-rings

  1. Clean the recessed area in the pump module where the filter/regulator assembly is to be installed.
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  7. Remove the screw from the fuel filter bracket.
  8. Remove the fuel filter from the fuel filter bracket.
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  7. Check for leaks in the fuel lines.
  8. Lift the vehicle.
  9. If previously removed, install the fuel tank shield to the frame.
  10. Lower the vehicle.
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