The filter is located by the fuel tank.
SECTION 310-01: Fuel Tank and Lines
2005 Focus Workshop Manual
REMOVAL AND INSTALLATION
Procedure revision date: 02/25/2004
Fuel Filter Printable View (45 KB)
SAE 5W-20 Premium Synthetic Blend Motor Oil
XO-5W20-QSP or equivalent
Removal and Installation
WARNING: Do not smoke or carry lighted tobacco or open flame of any type when working on or near any fuel-related components. Highly flammable vapors are always present and can ignite. Failure to follow these instructions can result in personal injury.
WARNING: This procedure involves fuel handling. Be prepared for fuel spillage at all times and always observe fuel handling precautions. Failure to follow these instructions can result in personal injury.
CAUTION: If the liquid or vapor tube is damaged (torn, holes or delaminated) the affected tube assembly must be installed new. Do not use aftermarket sleeving. Do not re-adhere loose sleeving material.
CAUTION: When reusing liquid or vapor tube connectors, make sure to use compressed air to remove any foreign material from the connector retaining clip area before separating from the tube. Apply clean engine oil to the end of the tube before inserting the tube into the connector.
2.0L engines shown, 2.3L similar.
- With the vehicle in NEUTRAL, position it on a hoist. For additional information, refer to Section 100-02.
- Release the fuel system pressure. For additional information, refer to Section 310-00.
- Press the quick release tabs and remove the fuel filter inlet and outlet tubes. For additional information, refer to Section 310-00.
- Loosen the retaining bolt and remove the filter from the bracket.
NOTE: Lubricate the fuel tube fittings with clean engine oil. Align the fuel tube fittings and press together until a click is heard and then pull on the fittings to make sure they are fully engaged.
NOTE: Observe the direction of the flow arrow.
To install, reverse the removal procedure.