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Car won't run after changing fuel filter

Hi, I changed the fuel filter but neglected to relieve the pressure on the system beforehand (by disconnecting the fuel pump). The car now will start but only runs for a few seconds before dying. Is this due to my not relieving the pressure first? Is there another possible reason? Is there a workaround? At my wits end... Tom

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    dzo1961 Jun 21, 2008

    How can I relieve the fuel pressure without disconnecting the inertia switch and then run the engine until it dies. The car will not start at all...

  • Anonymous Dec 04, 2008

    WHERE IS THE FUEL FILTER LOCATED ON A 1997 SUBARU LEGACY



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Try to clean up your gas tank .it also can be a bad Oxygen sensor Fuel filter not so expansive around 30 40 bucks and might save you the hassle.... by it being the cause.

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