Question about 2001 Oldsmobile Alero
Where is the fuel filter located and how do you replace?
You need to first jack the car off the ground, the fuel filter is located in front of the fuel tank. A new fuel filter is inexpensive and easy to find. One end of the filter needs to be disconnected with a wrench, around 5/8". The other end is a very simple, somewhat fragile plastic clip that should be no problem to disconnect once you look at it for a minute or so. Make sure and keep lots of rags handy, because once you unhook the filter, it will leak all over the place. Once you have the old one out, installing the new one will be simple.
Posted on May 15, 2008
Just a little addition to Eitan's posting. I would very highly recommend you relive the fuel pressure before disconnecting the fuel line at the filter. If you do not relieve the pressure ( which is at appx. 50 to 60 lbs. ) you will be sprayed with quite a bit of gasoline. Please be safety conscious, NO electric drop lights under the car with you, and of course NO one smoking in the near vicinity. It is also a good idea to do the job when the car is cold, so no gasoline can get on hot exhaust pipes. Relieving the fuel pressure first will make it easier and MUCH safer. The fuel pressure relief vave is in the engine compartment where the fuel line enters the fuel injections system. Just locate a small container and some rags or paper towels and open the valve slowly and capture the fuel with the container. To install the new filter simply push it in at the rear connector untill it snaps and locks in then tighten the front connector with a 16MM wrench. Jerry
Posted on Nov 01, 2008
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