Question about 1989 Mercury Topaz
On some older cars the fuel filter is located near the carburator, but newer models are located on the driver's side frame rail underneath the car! I think yours is about directly under the driver's door on the engine side of the frame rail! You will need a special tool to remove the hoses, and if it is fuel injected, you will need to relieve the fuel pressure before you remove them. On the fuel line on top of the engine you will see a small cap that looks like the valve stem on a tire. you can relieve it there. the tool you need to remove the fuel lines from the filter are inexpensive at auto parts stores, or Harbor Freight! They usually come in a pack of 4 tools! Find the right one that fits around the fuel line but just inside the open end of the fitting. Push it in as far as you can, and push back on the fuel line. you have to release the spring fitting inside, from the lip on the filter, and the fuel line will come off fairly easy. Then remove the filter from the clip holding it to the frame rail, and replace it with the new one! Be sure the arrow is pointing in the right direction. Then place the fuel lines on the filter and push till they clip on ( sometimes you have to wiggle them a little to get them to go on all the way)! Then start the car and check for leaks.
Posted on Apr 18, 2014
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