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Special Fuel Filter Clips

Cannot find a replacement fuel filter with clips. The plastic clips are brittle and it is a split year. I have the style that no one knows where to get the special clips to fit it.

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Go to the Ford dealer. Their fuel filter comes with the new clips.

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How do i replace my fuel filter?

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It's a good idea to take a picture of the assembly before starting to refer to when you reassemble it.

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