How do I remove the fuel filter from the fuel line. One line came off fairly easily. The line comeing from the tank is very difficult and hard to figure out. This line, at its connection point has bell shaped flange thing that the nipple of the filter fit into. I just can't see how the thing comes out. Can you help me.
I replaced the 01 Mazda B4000 fuel filter many times. The tool is ten bucks and well worth the value. Ensure you disconnect the emergency fuel cutoff switch (Inertia). Mine is located under the glove box behind the carpet. Two 10mm bolts hold it to the firewall. The lines are still troublesome to remove but with the tool the lines come off. Watch out for fuel left in the filter. Truck runs quicker now as I changed oil & filter and plugs too. happy trucking. kev
In addition to the external clip there are three small clips inside the line which act as a backup. There is a special tool to release these.The clips catch the ring on the filter. However I was lucky to depress the inner clips by wrapping a strip of plastic or sheet metal around the fuel filter nipple, sliding it toward the fuel line and between the nipple and line. The thickness of the strip is the same as the amount the ring sticks out. Pushing this strip between was like effectively furring out the nipple enough that the clips no longer caught the ring. The strip was maybe 3/4" wide by 1" long and 1/16" thick
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That fuel filter is in the fuel tank, attached to the fuel pump. Not a very difficult job. Remove the rear seat cushion, then remove the access panel to the pump. Remove the gas cap to relieve any pressure. Remove the ground wire and fuel lines, then remove the filter.
it is kinda, its located on the top side of tank, ive found in order to dissconnect the lines to it, i have to lower the ******** one side and loosen the ******** the otherside of tank. in order to lower the tank enough to remove the lines, good luck. also there are two size filters,it comes with a line, it depends on wheel base, and also if it a grand caravan or not.
The filter lives under the car near the right rear tire (just in front of it). BE VERY CAREFUL- If you break the quick disconnects on the fuel lines it will cost you a fortune !! $500.00+ to replace the fuel lines. The fuel lines are pressurized so you will need to relieve the pressure before you try and remove the filter or you will get a face full of gas. The filter comes off by pushing the fuel line toward the filter and then pushing the quick release button on the fuel line. The fuel line should then decouple fairly easily. Before you start the car cycle the key on and off 2 or 3 times to refill the filter.
The fuel filter is under the car, directly behind the gas tank. It is between the tank and the charcoal filter assembly, which looks like a rectangular black box. The filter sits parallel to the back of the fuel tank and looks like a metallic or black cylinder about 2 inches in diameter and about 3 inches long. Use jack stands or a lift to give yourself safe and ample room get to it.
DANGER: The fuel system is pressurized! Before doing any service, relieve the pressure by starting the engine and removing the fuel pump fuse or relay while the engine is running, the car should die after a few moments. Also, it's probably advisable to remove the gas cap and disconnect the battery after depressurizing the system(make sure you know your radio's theft-lock code before disconnecting the battery!).
You should EXPECT gas to spill when you do this so keep rags handy - keep clear of open flames.
THINK before you work with fuel - a drop light with an open bulb is a bad idea, as is working indoors near a gas heater with a pilot light. If you have to be told not to smoke you probably should go to a mechanic (umm, for the car)
Before service, clean the lines and filter - use compressed air or carb cleaner.
The OEM unit probably has a METAL clip on the incoming line - it's very difficult to remove without a tool which is cheap and readily available at auto parts stores. Make sure the new filter comes with a plastic clip and don't try to re-use the metal one.
To remove the outgoing side of the filter you should use TWO wrenches, a larger open end wrench to hold the filter body steady and a flare-nut wrench on the fuel line. Failure to use 2 wrenches as I describe can easily result in twisting of the fuel line. Failure to use the flare-nut wrench can result in rounding the edges of the nut. The outgoing line has an o-ring which you really should replace if you are replacing the filter.
When the lines are off remove the bracket on the side of the filter.
New filter installation should be reverse of the above.
FUEL FILTER UNDER THE CAR NEXT TO GAS TANK.NOT HARD TO CHANGE BUT.YOU NEED.ADJUSTABLE WRENCH / IN LINE WRENCHES / AND NEEDLE NOSE PLIERS AND A REPAIR MANUAL.TO SHOW YOU THE PROCEDURES OF REMOVING THE FUEL FILTER.
Follow the (usually steel) fuel lines from the engine bay underneath the vehicle all the way back to the fuel tank. fuel lines may resemble brake lines, they usually look very much alike. Find your fuel rail, it connects to fuel injectors, and then follow it to find the fuel lines that go to the fuel tank.
You may have to remove plastic covers from underneath the vehicle, one kia I worked on the fuel filter was halfway up the side of the fuel tank and we had to remove the whole undercarriage cover from underneath the vehicle to follow the fuel lines to it.
I assume you have the new fuel filter, so you know what you are looking for, if you don't it looks like a can with a fuel line coming out of either side of it. Similar to what an engine oil filter looks like, usually quite a bit smaller though.
Disconnect the fuel line coming out of the fuel tank, or if it is difficult to get to the line at the tank try where it goes into the fuel filter or fuel pump. You will need a container to hold all the fuel, could be as much as 18 gallons.