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Hi. Here's the procedure on how to replace the fuel filter.

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    Disconnect the negative battery cable. Slowly loosen the fuel cap to relieve the vapor pressure in the fuel tank. Connect a pressure gauge to the fuel pressure valve while you wrap a shop towel around the fuel pressure valve.

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    Put the gauge's bleed hose into a container for holding the fuel. Bleed the system pressure by opening the gauge valve. There may be fuel that remains in the gauge so drain that into the container as well.

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    Remove the quick-connect fitting at the inlet end of the filter, and then remove the threaded fitting at the outlet end. Be ready to catch any fuel that may leak out during this process. Take the filter out of the mounting bracket.

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    Place the fuel filter into the mounting bracket and tighten the bolt to 15 ft-lbs. Connect the quick-connect fitting to the inlet end of the filter, and then connect the threaded fitting to the outlet end of the filter. With a backup wrench, tighten the nut to 22 ft-lbs.

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    Reconnect the negative battery cable. Restore pressure to the fuel system by turning the ignition on for 2 seconds. Then, turn it off for 10 seconds. Turn it on again and check for leaks. Turn it off and do the same.

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