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2003 explorer 4.o eng

Where is the fuel filter located

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  • JOHN DAVIDSON May 20, 2010

    As IAFIXITGIRL posted the filters are located anywhere from the fuel tank to the injector fuel rails under the hood, most generally they are mounted under the vehicle nearer the fuel fill side of the vehicle and usually againt the chasis rail. They are a mettal cannister,stainless steel to prevent corrosion from both outside factors and internal fuel corrosion factors, some vehicle models have the filters mounted inside the fuel tank on very rare occasions, those require a bit more savvy and safety proceedures to replace, such as the tank must in most cases be dropped/drained to gain access to the fuel filters/electonic fuel pump sealed cover mounted generally on the top side of the fuel tank(where all the metal lines enter the fuel tank), also please be aware that the fuel system is under a lot of pressure, so to be perfectly safe be sure to open the fuel cap all the way remove the fuel pump fuse to insure the pump wont go on during the proceedure, also if possible it is always best to crank the vehicle over and run it dry of fuel while the electric fuel pump is removed, this will immediately purge the fuel system of its harmful pressures should you inadvertantly open a line and get yourself pressurized fuel in the face or worse yet sprayed on a hot exhaust pipe. Follow these steps as IFIXITGIRL and myself have pointed out to you all, and you should be alive and well after the fix.



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Follow the gas line from the gas tank and you will find it since its located between the fuel tank and the Schrader valve. Looks like a metal canister.

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  • IAFixItGirl Feb 25, 2009

    Follow the gas line from the gas tank and you will find it since its located between the fuel tank and the Schrader valve. Looks like a metal canister.



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