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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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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.
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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.
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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.

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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.
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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.
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  2. Properly relieve the fuel system pressure.
  3. Remove or disconnect the following:
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  4. Clean the top of the tank to remove any loose dirt.
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    Fig. Using special tool 6856, remove the fuel pump module locknut
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  5. Using special tool 6856, remove the fuel pump locknut by turning it counterclockwise.
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