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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Fuel line tool. Can be found at any auto parts store. There are muptiaple sizes, so if you get a single one, make sure it's for your vechile. However, most tools come with all proper sizes. Once you have the tool, you slip it on the line, with the long end, you'll see what i mean, towards the filter. Push in and twist, while doing so pull line and filter away from each other. Line should pop right out. There might be some metal clips on the filter and line to keep them connected as a precaution. Those have to be removed to get the tool in proper area. A little note for you, I've worked in auto shops and I hate chaning the ford fuel filters. They are a pain in the but. Plain and simple. See, dirt can get up in where the tool goes making it harder to get line apart. Do you plan on keeping your vechile for a while? If not, is it worth paying for the tool just for this one use? I'm just saying think it over.
Posted on Sep 25, 2008
Follow the fuel line right up to the carb or throttle body. Sometimes it's a very small "metal can" looking thing that is on the carb end of the fuel line...surprisingly small...not like the bigger in-line filters found along the frame rails on other models. This small can-like filter screws into the carb and the line is attached to same. It's about the size of a quarter in diameter and an inch and a half long.
Posted on Apr 22, 2009
The fuel filter is found in the front of the van on driver's side, as well. You also have to determine if the van is electric or mechanical fuel pump. If it is electrical, with a V8 engine, it could be towards the back near the firewall or the fuel tank. If you are having problems with the pump, and it is mechanical, the problem could be the diaphram is punctured. They only have limited usage, and may need to be replaced. I suggest also changing your fuel filter at the time you replace your pump. This is the most accurate information I can give you as I have had the same problem in the past. Fuel pumps normally get around 50K miles. depending on the usage and if you are in a dusty area or not, as road dust can clog your filters and lower the performance of your vehicle. Good luck
Posted on May 03, 2009
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unbolt the filter from the bracket, that is a 5/16" machine screw head size, then remove the nylon clips that hold the lines onto the filter, hold a rag over the fuel line when u remove it, it will have about 30 pounds of pressure.
Posted on May 10, 2009
On yours, you can use atf but power "steering fluid" works just as well.. steering fluid is used as a specific requirement on later vehicles and if you use it in the 85, you can use the leftover to top off anything you have that is newer. (can't do that with atf)
Posted on Sep 04, 2009
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