The fuel line is leaking at the fuel filter on my 96 LeSabre. Took a look at it from underneath and pushing down on it stops it for a while. Do I need a new hose? or could it be something else? btw- it is the hose from the filter to the gas tank. thanks
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The answer to our problem is GM and AC part # 25625186. It costs $62.10 plus tax but I didn't have the patience to wait & see if the 20 dollar part (no picture - not in stock) from local parts store was correct.
LEAVE KEY OFF to release pressure from fuel line. It is always a good idea to disconnect the battery while working on a car. The hose diconnects on either end by pushing the two tabs on the clear/white fastener hooked to the filter on one side and the hard line on top. Small hands and a screwdriver or pliers may help but the job can be done with (thin gloved) fingers. I take that back... I needed a screwdriver to open the rubber bracket on the frame and help pry the top hose out. Next make sure the clear/white insert fasteners are included with the new part so you can go ahead and rip off the pieces left on the hard lines. Make sure there is no dirt on the hard lines and firmly press the new part in place. There should be a nice SNAP when it is connected on each side. This was an easy one besides the fuel mess and hit to the wallet. Please wear safety glasses and take precautions for dripping fuel and dirty undercarriage.
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the fuel filter is located under the car along the frame once found the inlet side has a plastic line and clip push line towards filter and then depress sides of clip and slowly pull off filter gas will leak out of filter and line then remove filter from mounting bracket and loosen the hex line with a flare wrench 16mm if OE filter the nut size on filter is 20mm some replacements are 19mm but you can hold this with a crescent wrench spin out and remove line reassembly start and run car and check for leaks.
My expediton would do this. I would be driving and it would just go dead and I would have to coast to the shoulder. My situation was a fuel pump relay switch located underneath by the spare tire. Problem was it corroded away from road salt and for a while did it intermittently. Ford changed the relay to have a protective shielding on it to prevent this from happening again but it was only a 70 dollar item as I recall.
fuel filter is approximately by drivers rear door underneath in fuel line. one side has a nut on filter, the other side has a plastic slide clip. just pull clip up to release the fuel line. when putting back on. push the clip all the way down so it locks in fuel line. the best way to remove fuel pressure. is to pull the fuel pump fuse and start vehicle, let it run till it dies out. dont forget the fuse when you are done with the filter! good-day !
hello...follow these steps to replace fuel filter on your Grand Marquis:
1) Apply the parking brake. Unscrew the gas filler cap from the fuel tank on the driver's side. Open the hood and disconnect the negative cable from the battery
2) Go underneath the car from the driver's side. Look for the fuel filter mounted to the vehicle chassis just below the driver's seating area. You should be able to identify the fuel filter as a metal cylinder attached to a black hose. This hose is your fuel line and it should run from the fuel tank at the rear of the vehicle to the engine 3) Notice that the area between the fuel filter and the fuel line is covered by a set of push-connect fittings. Remove these fittings using a flat-head screwdriver. Simply slide the screwdriver between the legs of the clips and push outwards until the legs of the clips open up. Remove the push-connect fittings and set them aside. The fuel line should disconnect from the fuel filter when you remove the push-connect fittings. If the fuel line does not disconnect, pull on the fuel line until it detaches from the fuel filter.
3) Loosen the fuel filter retaining clamp that secures the filter to the chassis of the vehicle--- Slide the fuel filter out of the retaining clamp and discard it.
4) Slide a new fuel filter into the retaining clamp. Tighten the retaining clamp over the fuel filter to secure it to the chassis. Align the fuel line with the inlet and outlet lips of the fuel filter. Push the fuel line onto the fuel filter until you hear an audible click. Attach the push-connect fittings over the area where the fuel line and the fuel filter meet.
5) Reconnect the negative cable to the battery. Tighten the gas filler cap to the fuel tank. Turn on the ignition and allow the car to idle for a few minutes to pressurize the fueling system.
Visual check for leaks...that's it, you are done. Good luck & i hope this helps FixYa!
The Fuel Filter is located...
there are three possible locations for this component
due to variation in production
under hood, passenger side, rear engine area, below
firewall, mounted in fuel line
under vehicle, passenger side, below seating area,
mounted on frame in fuel line
under vehicle, driver side, below rear seating area,
mounted on frame in fuel line.
I HAVE A 99 F-350 WITH THE 7.3 POWERSTROKE AND I GOT A LEAK FROM THE FILTER CANISTER ALSO, AND MY PROBLEM ENDED UP BEING THE FUEL/WATER SEPARATOR VALVE ( SITS ON THE BACK OF CANISTER ON PASSENGER SIDE AND HAS A YELLOW KNOB) THE DEALER WANTED LIKE $80.00 BUCKS FOR IT...BUT I TOOK IT OFF AND REPLACED THE O-RING IN IT ( .50 CENTS ) AND WORKS GOOD AS NEW( NO LEAKS ) TOOK ME AWHILE TO FIND IT BECAUSE THE INTAKE MANIFOLD WAS ALWAYS FULL WITH DEISEL... THIS MIGHT BE YOUR PROBLEM? AS THE 7.3 DOES NOT HAVE MANY PROBLEMS WITH IT( BEST MOTOR MADE IF YOU ASK ME) THEY ARE USUALY ALLWAYS SAME PROBLEMS.IV GOT 320,000 MILES ON MINE....AND STILL TICKING......