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Trouble removeing the fuel filter

How do you remove the fuel filter? I removed the tab on one end and the other end it looks like it needs a special tool. is there a way to remove it without it, if that is the case?

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Just to add a little bit of detail: there are four little tabs in there holding the fuel filter in place. I eventually got frustrated and just forced it, but I would reccomend finding something to slide in there instead

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You need what's called a "fuel line disconnect tool". It's held in place by a spring, and the tool slides in the opening to release the spring. Harbor freight sells sets of them for about $15.00. Other than that, you would need something to wrap around your fuel line, and slide into the opening to release the spring.

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Where is the fuel filter location?


Jack drivers rear tire and remove. Look on left side to see a canister with a hose on each end. This is your fuel filter. It is held in place with one 10mm bolt. You should use special tools for removing hoses. Hope this answers your question.

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Where is the fuel filter


The fuel filter is mounted on top of the fuel tank by 1 10 mm bolt. Remove this bolt (Spray some WD-40 on it first, so it won't break on removal). Then, squeeze together the plastic tabs at the ends of the fuel lines and pull the line(s) off. REMEMBER, THE FUEL IS UNDER HIGH PRESSURE AND WILL SPRAY WHEN YOU REMOVE THE LINES!!! KEEP ALL DROP LIGHTS AWAY FROM UNDER THE VEHICLE!!! You'll loose a couple cups full of fuel, be prepared!!. Also, when installing the new filter, put some motor oil on the lines prior to sliding the new fuel lines into place. This will prevent damage to the O-ring(s) in the new filter lines. Make sure the plastic tabs "snap" into place, try pulling on the filter line to make sure the clip(s) are engaged. And as Curious stated, you'll need to know the wheelbase of your van to get the proper filter.

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Fuelfilter try to change fuelfilter and wont come


ou need a special tool to remove the fuel lines on your vehicle. Fortunately Ford had the wisdom to provide it to you. Here's how to do it.

Removal:
Warning: because of the combustion characteristics of gasoline, always use extreme care when removing and installing any fuel system component or personal injury or damage to the vehicle may occur.

  1. Perform the fuel pressure release procedure.
  2. Raise vehicle on hoist.
  3. Remove push connect fittings at both ends of the fuel filter. NOTE: To remove 5/16" push-connect fittings, use Fuel Line Removal Tool T90T-9550-B or tool supplied on vehicle. Tool is located 254 mm (10 in.) behind fuel filter. Place in glove compartment after use.
  4. Install new retainer clips in each connect fitting.
  5. Remove fuel filter by pulling fuel filter toward center line of vehicle and free from fuel filter bracket. NOTE: The flow arrow direction should be positioned forward and downward to make sure of proper fuel flow through replacement fuel filter.


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Installation:

  1. Install fuel filter in fuel filter bracket, ensuring proper direction of flow.
  2. Install push connect fittings at both ends of fuel filter.
  3. Lower vehicle.
  4. Start engine and inspect for leaks.


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Mar 25, 2011 | 1998 Ford Windstar

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How do i replace my fuel filter?


The fuel filter is mounted on the frame rail. There are two types of fittings used. You only need to look at the fittings to tell the difference.

There is the plastic "hair pin" type of connector. It has a plastic connector with a plastic "hairpin" clip that pushes through the connector. Just pry the clip out with a screwdriver don't worry about breaking the clip, the new filter should come with new clips. Be careful not to break the fitting though. If you break the connector, you must replace the fuel line...not fun.

The other type is what Ford calls the "Duckbill" type of connector. I don't know wht it is called that...it doesn't look like a duck bill to me. Anyway., you can identify this one as a stainless steel connector. there is usually also a stainless steel lock clip that goes over the outside of this type of connector. The lock clip can be pried up and removed with a screwdriver. Once the lock clip is removed, a special fuel line disconnect tool must be used to releasethe spring clips inside the connector. the tool canbe purchased for a couple dollars at any parts store where you would buy your fuel filter.

You need to look at the car to determine if you need the tool or not. Both types of connectors are used for the same fuel filter. Plastic connectors - no special tool needed. Stainless steel connectors - special tool required.

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I need to change my fuel filter in my 98 Dodge Intrepid. I know I need to drop the gas tank, but I'll be honest I've never did this before. I would like to have pictures to see what it looks like.


300M, Concorde, Intrepid, LHS, 1998-2004 - Fuel Filter Removal & Installation The fuel filter mounts to the frame rail in front of the fuel tank. The inlet and outlet ends of the filter are marked for installation purposes. Install the fuel filter making certain that it is properly orientated.

NOTE The fuel filter is part of the fuel pressure regulator mounted on the fuel pump module.
  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions section.
  2. Properly relieve the fuel system pressure.
  3. Lower the fuel tank.
  4. Remove or disconnect the following:
    Negative battery cable Purge and vent lines Fuel line from the pressure regulator Filter/regulator by pushing in the locking tab, turning the regulator to unlock it and pulling the it straight up
To install:


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Fig. Cut away view of the fuel filter/pressure regulator
  1. Push the fuel filter/regulator into the fuel pump module and turn to lock it into position.
  2. Connect the fuel lines and install the tank.
  3. Start the engine, check for leaks and repair if necessary.


Fuel Pump - Removal & Installation
The in-tank fuel pump module contains the fuel pump and pressure regulator which adjusts fuel system pressure. Fuel pump voltage is supplied through the fuel pump relay.

The fuel pump is serviced as part of the fuel pump module. The fuel pump module is installed in the top of the fuel tank and contains the electric fuel pump, fuel pump reservoir, inlet strainer fuel gauge sending unit, fuel supply and return line connections and the pressure regulator. The inlet strainer, fuel pressure regulator and level sensor are the only serviceable items. If the fuel pump requires service, replace the fuel pump module.
  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions section.
  2. Properly relieve the fuel system pressure.
  3. Remove or disconnect the following:
    Negative battery cable Fuel tank
  4. Clean the top of the tank to remove any loose dirt.
    Fuel lines from the fuel pump module by squeezing the quick-connect fitting with thumb and forefinger

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    Fig. Using special tool 6856, remove the fuel pump module locknut
    Fuel pump module electrical connector from the top of the fuel pump module
  5. Using special tool 6856, remove the fuel pump locknut by turning it counterclockwise.
    CAUTION The fuel reservoir of the fuel pump module does not empty out when the tank is drained. The fuel in the reservoir may spill out when the module is removed.
  6. Remove the fuel pump and O-ring from the tank and discard the O-ring.
To install:
  1. Thoroughly clean all parts. Wipe the seal area of the tank clean. Place a new O-ring on the ledge between the tank threads and the pump module opening.
  2. Position the fuel pump module in the tank. Be sure the alignment tab on the underside of the pump module flange sits in the corresponding notch in the fuel tank.
  3. While holding the fuel pump module in place install the locking ring and torque to 40 inch lbs. (5 Nm) using special tool 6856 or a spanner-type tool.
  4. Install or connect the following:
    Fuel tank Fuel pump module electrical connector Negative battery cable
  5. Fill the fuel tank with fuel. Install the fuel filler cap. Turn the ignition switch to the ON position to pressurize the system. Check the fuel system for leaks.
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