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Replaced fuel filter. Found line was leaking so i replaced the line. All fittings are tight no leaks. I try to start the car , i get it to fire but it wont run. dont know what the problem could be.

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Check and see if the fuel pump is working, maybe pull filter off again and see if fuel is coming out then check to see if you have pressure up towards the motor make sure arrow on fuel filter is pointing in the right direction or it will close it off......

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This is on an Econoline van right? If so then to my way of thinking it could be one or two things. Most likely is a leaking fuel line, or your fuel filter is not seated properly, or the fuel filter has developed a leak.
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The below will only be relevant if the engine ran properly before you changed the fuel line, so making an assumption on that. Not sure what you mean by "won't start fully". After replacing a fuel line, it could take a while for all the air to be purged from the fuel line. If this means the engine will fire, but stumbles and misses, and you are sure you have purged all the air from the fuel line, then you may have introduced contamination into the fuel system when you changed the fuel lines. If there is a fuel filter downstream of where you replaced the fuel lines, try replacing the fuel filter. If there is no filter downstream of the replaced fuel line, then the fuel injector could have caught the contamination. That scenario will be very time consuming to fix...R&R fuel injectors.

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Acura Coupes and Sedans 1986-1993 Repair Guide
Fuel Filter

Print
The recommended change interval for the fuel filter on all models is 60,000 miles under normal service. Severe service will require more frequent changing of the fuel filter.
The filter is located in the passengers side of the engine compartment.

CAUTION Before disconnecting any fuel lines, be sure to open the gas tank filler cap to relieve any pressure in the system and wrap a shop towel around the fuel line fitting before opening. Observe all fuel handling precautions.


REMOVAL & INSTALLATION

See Figures 1, 2 and 3

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2. Wrap a shop towel around the fittings and using a proper wrench, slowly loosen the fuel line fittings.
  3. Remove the 2 banjo bolts from the fuel lines.
  4. Remove the fuel filter clamp retaining bolt and the clamp.
  5. Remove the filter from the vehicle.

It is very important that ALL of the fuel line banjo bolt washers be replaced every time the banjo bolts are loosened. If the washers are not replaced the fuel lines will leak pressurized fuel causing the risk of fire or explosion.
  1. Install the new filter in position and tighten the clamp mounting bolt to 7 ft. lbs. (10 Nm).
  2. Attach the banjo fittings with new washers in place. On Legend and Vigor, tighten the fuel line flare connector to 28 ft. lbs. (38 Nm). On the remaining models, tighten the banjo fitting bolts to 20 ft. lbs. (27 Nm).
  3. Start the vehicle and check for leaks.



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Fig. Fig. 1: Disconnecting the fuel lines from the fuel filter


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Fig. Fig. 2: Fuel filter replacement-1991-93 Integra


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Fig. Fig. 3: Fuel filter replacement-Legend and Vigor

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FUEL INJECTED ENGINES The fuel filter on fuel injected vehicles may be located in one of two locations. On all 1976–79 vehicles except the Seville, the filter is mounted in the engine compartment near the fuel pump. On the 1976–79 Seville, and all 1980–85 vehicles, the fuel filter is located on the left side of the chassis just ahead of the rear axle. On 1986–89 vehicles, the filter can be found near the frame, in back of the left front wheel. There are two types of fuel filters used on the gasoline fuel injected vehicles, the one-piece disposable inline filter, used on all 1982–86 250 and 1988–89 273 V8 engines, and the replaceable element type filter used on all the other engines. CAUTION
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Here are detailed instructions on the location, removal, and re-installation of your fuel filter. Hope it helps and have a great day!

REMOVAL & INSTALLATION
Carbureted Engines
These vehicles use two replaceable fuel filters. A small one is in the fuel line under the hood; a larger one is located at the rear, just inboard of the left rear wheel.
Whenever the filter(s) are replaced, take great care to avoid the entry of dirt into the lines. Also, pay attention to the correct installation position. It is possible to install the filter backwards.
FRONT
See Figure 2
  1. If applicable, disengage the filter or hose from its retaining clip.
  2. Using two fuel line clamps, pinch off both fuel lines. Take care not to crush the lines; just clamp them shut.
If the fuel hoses are hard or cracked, it is necessary to replace them.
0900c1528005f267.jpgFig. 2: Front fuel filter used on carbureted engines
  1. Loosen the fuel line clamps and slide them back.
  2. Using a twisting motion, remove the fuel lines from the filter.
  3. To install, use a new fuel filter and reverse the removal procedures. Start the engine and check for leaks. Correct any leaks immediately.
REAR
See Figures 3, 4, 5 and 6
  1. Raise and safely support the rear of the vehicle. Remove the left rear wheel.
  2. Remove the bolts securing the filter and its basket to the fuel tank.
0900c1528005f268.jpgFig. 3: Remove the bolts securing the filter and its basket to the fuel tank ...
  1. Push the fuel filter retaining tab and release it from the basket.
0900c1528005f269.jpgFig. 4: ... then release the basket from the filter
  1. Using two fuel line clamps, pinch off both fuel lines. Take care not to crush the lines; just clamp them shut.
0900c1528005f26a.jpgFig. 5: Clamp the fuel lines shut. If the lines are hard, cracked or brittle, they must be replacedIf the fuel hoses are hard or cracked, it is necessary to replace them.
  1. Loosen the fuel line clamps and slide them back.
  2. Using a twisting motion, pull the fuel lines from the fuel filter; remove the filter.
0900c1528005f26b.jpgFig. 6: After sliding the retaining clamps back, the filter can be removed from the linesTo install:
  1. Use a new filter and reverse the removal procedures.
  2. Make certain the retaining tabs are engaged when the filter is installed in the holder. Tighten the bolts until snug.
  3. Install the left rear wheel. Lower the car to the ground.
  4. Start the engine and check for leaks. Correct any leaks immediately.
Fuel Injected Engines
See Figures 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 and 12
The canister fuel filter is located in the engine compartment. When buying the new filter, also buy new washers for the banjo bolts and the service bolt. Failure to replace these washers invites high-pressure fuel leaks. Replacing the washers is required, not recommended.
  1. Disconnect the negative battery terminal.
  2. The fuel system is under pressure. Release pressure slowly and contain spillage. Observe "no smoking/no open flame" precautions. Have a Class B-C (dry powder) fire extinguisher within arm's reach at all times.
  3. Disconnect the banjo bolts and/or threaded fuel line fitting from the fuel filter. Use of a flare nut or line wrench is recommended for disconnecting and attaching this fitting.
0900c1528005f26c.jpgFig. 7: Fuel filter used on fuel injected Accords through 1989 0900c1528005f26d.jpgFig. 8: Fuel filter on 1990-93 fuel injected Accords 0900c1528005f26e.jpgFig. 9: Fuel filter used on fuel injected Preludes through 1991
  1. Loosen the fuel filter clamp bolt, then remove the filter.
To install:
  1. Install the new filter and secure the clamp bolt.
  2. The upper and lower washers on each banjo bolt and the washer on the service bolt MUST be replaced whenever the bolts are loosened. Install the washers and banjo bolts. Tighten the banjo bolts to 16 ft. lbs. (22 Nm) on all models except 1992-95 Preludes. On these models, tighten the bolt to 20 ft. lbs. (28 Nm). If applicable, tighten the threaded fuel line fitting to 27 ft. lbs. (37 Nm).
0900c1528005f26f.jpgFig. 10: Fuel filter used on 1992-95 Preludes 0900c1528005f270.jpgFig. 11: Fuel filter used on 1994-95 4-cylinder AccordsIt will be necessary to use a crow's foot attachment on a torque wrench to properly tighten the threaded fuel line fitting.
  1. Tighten the service bolt to 9 ft. lbs. (12 Nm).
  2. Start the engine and check for leaks. The engine may crank longer than normal until full fuel pressure is developed. Correct any leaks immediately.
0900c1528005f271.jpgFig. 12: V-6 Accord fuel filter

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