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Removing original fuel filter on 96 grand am

The original fuel filter does not have the quick connect tabs, how do I remove the fuel line

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If original, don't worry about the black cap and tabs on the non-threaded end of the filter connection. Unfortunately, you have to literally pull the heck out of it to separate it from this connection. What is holding it in is a metal "barbed" collared sleeve inside the connection. Try using a pliers on the cable side (don't bend or break!) and work the filter off using elbow grease. Not fun, but it worked. The FRAM replacement filter simply snapped right in.

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I changed this filter earlier today and had a problem as well.After i loosened the bracket i unsrewed the bolt on one end of the filter and ended up having to twist and pull the other end out.It has clips that you are suppose to squeeze but they dont work well.The new one goes in much easier.

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If this is the factory original I would use penetrating oil on it first on the threaded areas and let set for a few days. Other wise you may bend the lines up bad which will cost even more to replace

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Locate fuel filter on 2005 ford focus tdti


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Removal & Installation

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  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
    NOTE The fuel filter is located underneath the vehicle in the area of the rear suspension.
  2. Relieve the fuel system pressure.
  3. Raise the vehicle.
    NOTE To remove the lines, press the quick-release tabs on the connectors.
  4. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Evaporative Emissions (EVAP) vapor line Fuel filter lines Fuel filter and bracket assembly Fuel filter

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    Fig. Location of fuel filter and lines.


To install:
  1. Install or connect the following:

    Fuel filter Fuel filter and bracket assembly Fuel filter lines EVAP vapor line
  2. Start the engine and check for leaks.

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
    NOTE The fuel filter is located underneath the vehicle in the area of the rear suspension.
  2. Relieve the fuel system pressure.
  3. Raise the vehicle.
    NOTE To remove the lines, press the quick-release tabs on the connectors.
  4. Remove the fuel filter bolt and remove it from the bracket.

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    Fig. Location of fuel filter and lines.


To install:
  1. Position the fuel filter into the bracket. Ensure the fuel flow direction is properly aligned.
  2. Install and tighten the fuel pump bracket bolt.
  3. Lubricate the fuel tube fittings with clean engine oil. Align the fuel tube fittings and press together until a click is heard and then pull on the fittings to make sure they are fully engaged.
  4. Start the engine and check for leaks

May 09, 2012 | 2005 Ford Focus

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Cant figure out how to remove fuel filter with out damaging fuel line fittings


IF YOU HAVE THE PLASTIC RETAINER WRAPPED AROUND IT USE SMALL SCREW DRIVER TO PRY THE RETAINER OPEN. THEN YOU HAVE PUSH IN ON PLASTIC RETAINER TO WORK IT AWAY FROM FILTER ENOUGH UNTIL YOU CAN REMOVE FUEL AWAY FROM RETAINER.NOW IF YOU HAVE TWO PLASTIC TAB TYPE QUICK CONNECT FITTING JUST SQUEEZE PLASTIC TABS REMOVE THEN REMOVE FUEL LINE FROM FUEL FILTER.

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Where is fuel filter located on 2005 pontiac grand am?


Removing the Fuel Filter
  • 1 Unscrew the fuel cap. This will relieve the pressure in the fuel lines.
  • 2 Crawl under the vehicle and locate the fuel filter. The filter is located by the cross member in front of the fuel tank.
  • 3 Separate the tabs on the quick connect fitting and pull off from the fuel line. This is the inlet line.
  • 4 Unscrew the outlet line with a crescent wrench. Pull the outlet line off the filter.
  • 5 Unbolt the mounting bracket with a socket wrench. Pull the filter off.
  • Installing the Fuel Filter
  • 1 Bolt the new filter to the mounting bracket with a socket wrench. Ensure the arrow points toward the front of the vehicle. The arrow indicates fuel flow.
  • 2 Push the quick connect fitting on the inlet line of the filter. The fitting will click in place when the line is properly installed.
  • 3 Bolt the outlet line to the filter with a crescent wrench. Ensure the line is snug.
  • 4 Screw the gas cap back on to the fuel nozzle. Close the gas door.
  • 5 Start the car to allow the fuel to circulate through the fuel lines. Listen for any stalling or hesitation
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    REPLACEMENT of a fuel filter on a 1997


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    The fuel filter (1) is mounted next to the fuel pump module (2), on top of the fuel tank (3)


    The fuel delivery system uses quick-connect fittings. The fuel filter mounts to the top of the fuel tank.
    1. Properly relieve the fuel system pressure.
    2. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
    3. Raise and safely support the vehicle.
    4. Place a drain pan underneath the fuel filter to catch any spilling fuel that will result from disconnecting the fuel lines.
    It may be necessary to support the weight of the fuel tank with a block of wood and a floor jack. Once this is accomplished, loosen, but do not remove, the fuel tank strap bolts. Allow the fuel tank to lower just enough to access the fuel line fittings at the fuel pump module.

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    Disengage the fuel line quick-connect fittings from the fuel pump module

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    Be sure to place a drain pan underneath the filter line fittings to catch all fuel spillage

    Locate the fuel filter in its mounting on top of the fuel tank. Detach the quick-connect fittings from the chassis fuel supply tube and fuel pump module by squeezing the quick-connect fitting retainer tabs together and pulling the fitting assembly away from the fuel line nipple. The retainer will remain on the fuel tube.

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    Using a 10mm socket, remove the fuel filter mounting bolt ...

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    1. Remove the fuel filter mounting bolt and remove the fuel filter from the fuel tank.
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    2. The fuel supply tube (to chassis fuel line), return tube (to pump module) and fuel supply (to fuel filter) tube are permanently attached to the fuel filter. The quick-connect fitting ends of the fuel supply and return tubes are of different sizes.
    3. Apply a light coating of 30W engine oil to the nipples of the fuel filter.
    4. Push the quick-connect fitting over the fuel line until the retainer seats and clicks into place. Be sure the retainer tabs have locked into the case of the fitting.
    5. If necessary, raise the fuel tank and tighten the fuel tank strap bolts.
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    Fuel filter location 2000 grand am 2.4


    • Relieve the fuel system pressure
    • Raise the vehicle and support it securely on jack stands.
    • The fuel filter is mounted on the floor pan just in front of the fuel tank
    • Use compressed air or carburetor cleaner to clean any dirt surrounding the fuel inlet and outlet line fittings.
    • Once all the dirt has been removed, twist the two lines a quarter-turn in opposite directions to loosen the fitting. Depress the white plastic quick-disconnect tabs and detach the inlet line from the fuel filter
    • Note: Have spare rags or a small container to catch or wipe up extra gasoline that will spill from the filter assembly.
    • Use an open end wrench to steady the outlet side of the filter and a flare nut wrench to unscrew the fuel line nut, then separate the outlet line from the filter while noting the installed position of the O-ring. Using a flare nut wrench will help to avoid rounding the corners off of the fuel line nut.
    • Detach the fuel filter mounting bracket bolt and remove the fuel filter.
    • Installation is the reverse of removal. Note: Be sure to install a new O-ring on the outlet line before reassembling."The fuel filter (arrow) is located underneath the vehicle in front of the gas tank".
    • "Squeeze the white plastic quick-disconnect tabs together and pull the inlet line away from the filter, then detach the outlet line from the fuel filter - unbolt the filter mounting bracket to remove the fuel filter".
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    How to remove original fuel filter from 96 pontiac grand am


    If this is the factory original I would use penetrating oil on it first on the threaded areas and let set for a few days. Other wise you may bend the lines up bad which will cost even more to replace

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    The fuel filter is located underneath the vehicle in front of the gas tank

    Squeeze the white plastic quick-disconnect tabs together and pull the inlet line away from the filter, then detach the outlet line from the fuel filter, then unbolt the filter mounting bracket to remove the fuel filter from the car..

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