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How to change the fuel filter on a 97 GMC safari

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Maker sure no fuel pressure on the system before you take any fuel lines loose. Usually after the vehicle sits over night w/o the key being cycled, not much pressure, but, you still need to be aware. The filter I looked at had threaded fittings on both ends, so use a couple of wrenches, take it loose slowly and try to wiggle line and or old fuel filter, just in case of pressure. Use a catch pan, gas will probably run out of lines, if you think too much gas runs out, plug the lines till you get ready to go back with new filter, just remember to remove plugs.
If you use a drop lite, don't place it where gas can't get on it.

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