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Where is the fuel filter located on my 1987 Bronco 2?

Do I need a special tool to take the filter off? Will blowing through the gas lines help to unblock if they are blocked?

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  • babiak May 25, 2009

    Bronco sat all winter and when I started it up 5 months later it ran for 1 minute and shut-off and I can not get it started. I can hear the fuel pump working when I try to start it up so that can not be the problem. Have plenty of spark but no ignition.

  • babiak May 25, 2009

    What is the price of the special tool to take off the fuel filter and what is the estimated cost of the new fuel filter?

  • babiak May 25, 2009

    I won't know if the fuel filter is my problem but you told me where it was at and that I would need a special tool to get it off. Thanks a million for the fast response.

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It is located on the driver side frame rail just ahead of the gas tank. You need a special tool (available at parts stores) to remove the filter from the fuel line. Needle nose pliers won't work. I would replace it instead of blowing thru it.

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  • Robert Lekfield May 25, 2009

    filter is around $12.00. The best thing to do is go to a place like auto zone. sometimes they let you use their tools to replace a part. You can go to autozone.com to price a fuel filter aswell. If You go to the store ask for a detailed instructions to replace it. Hope that answered Your question.

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