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2003 ford focus fuel filter replacement

I just want to know the procedure for replacing the fuel filter on my crapy 2003 ford focus, I saw a schematic and instructions online somewhere but I can't remember how I found it.

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  • kc2oo Jan 17, 2009

    My 2000 ford focus was driving then lost power and died, I just put in a new starter motor last week. So the engine turns over but I think that it dosen't ignite, and i am pretty sure that I can hear the fuel pump whine a little as it tries to pump fuel in. I think it is the fuel filter that is plugged and don't know how to replace it. Can someone give assistance? Do I have to take off the gas tank to get to it?



  • kc2oo Jan 17, 2009

    My engine is a small 4 cylinder, gasoline, single overhead cam, fuel injection engine.

  • silver top May 11, 2010

    are we talking about petrol filter ? or diesel filter? as you do not mention type of engine ?

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  1. Depressurize the fuel system. For additional information, refer to Section 310-00 .
  2. Disconnect the battery ground cable.
  3. Raise and support the vehicle. For additional information, refer to Section 100-02 .
  4. Disconnect the evaporative emission pipe.
  5. Remove the fuel filter outlet pipe. For additional information, refer to Section 310-00 .
  6. Disconnect the fuel filter inlet pipe. For additional information, refer to Section 310-00 .
  7. Remove the fuel filter and bracket.
  8. Remove the fuel filter.
    1. Remove the bolt.
    1. Slide out the fuel filter.
you may need a special tool to release the qucik connects for the fuel lines from the filter.

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