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How do I change the fuel filter without the gasoline spill ? where can i lock the gasoline line to replace the fuel filter? thank

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Turn off car, take off filler cap for gastank, you should see a fuel pressure connector on the fuel rail release the pressure there, make sure you have a rag over it so you dont get sprayed with gas. that will release the pressure you should probably get this done by a professional though

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It is next to impossible not to spill.Even in the garage.That`s why they use spill pans or oil drain cans.Make sure and relieve the fuel pressure.This can be done by removing the fuel pump fuse or relay and start the vehicle and let it run til it dies.this will relieve the fuel pressure and you will spill less gas.Good luck.

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