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2001 oldsmobile alero fuel filter change, how do I relieve the pressure in the gas lines.

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My info says to take fuel pump connector loose, then start the vehicle, when it runs out of gas, it will die.
Usually after it sits overnight w/o the key being cycled, shouldn't be much pressure if any, but, you still need to be aware. Use a catch pan, gas will probably run out of fuel lines. If one end of fuel filter has a threaded fitting, take it loose slowly in case of some pressure.
Do it outside in the open air. If you use a drop lite keep it away from the gas.

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