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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1994, most cars its in front of fuel tank
did you even look first? there?
some cars its on fire wall, (old cars)
following the fuel line, always works on all cars.
gas or diesel.
my comments are all gas (petrol)
now ill post the 1st line in the FSM (safety)_
If the fuel filter is being serviced with the rear of the vehicle higher than the front, or if the tank is pressurized, fuel leakage or siphoning from the tank fuel lines could occur. to prevent this condition, maintain the vehicle front end at or above the level of the rear of vehicle. also, relieve tank pressure by loosening the fuel fill cap. cap should be tightened after pressure is relieved.
is car stalled.> or is this a service , question, tune up.?
i logged in and bingo there it is by gas tank..
sure you didnt want to look and want us to .sure.
On all models except the Millenia, the fuel filter is attached to a bracket located in the left rear of the engine compartment, next to or beneath the brake master cylinder fluid reservoir.
On the Millenia, the fuel filter is located beneath an access cover in the trunk. Access to the cover is achieved by removing the trunk mat to expose the cover.
--- REMOVAL & INSTALLATION Except Millenia
Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions in the beginning of this section.
Properly relieve the fuel system pressure.
Remove or disconnect the following:
Negative battery cable
Fig. 1: Exploded view of a common fuel filter and related components
Air intake hose and/or filter housing, if necessary
Fuel line clamps, if equipped
Fuel lines from the filter and plug the openings
Filter clamp bolt/nut by loosening them.
Fuel filter from its mounting bracket
NOTE: Note the direction of the flow arrow on the filter so the replacement filter can be installed in the correct position. To install:
Install or connect the following:
Fuel filter in its mounting bracket, making sure the flow arrow is pointing in the proper direction
Fuel lines to the fuel filter
Fuel line clamps, if equipped
Air intake hose and/or filter housing, if removed
Negative battery cable
Pressurize the fuel system and check all connections for leaks.
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.
Driver side frame rail right where the door is. It's held in by a large hose clamp. It has 2 white plastic clips . 1 on each hose of the filter. When removing have a container that can hold gas ready because about a pint of gas will come out. Make sure new filter comes with new clips. I don't recommend using old ones. After new one in place turn key on and leave in run position for 20 seconds so filter can gill with fuel before starting and inspect fir leaks.
It is on the frame rail about even with the drivers door, it is round and held in place by a gold colored bracket.
You need to know takes a special tool to release the fuel line from the filter, suggest you find a MAC or SNAP-ON tool dealer, they will have it, Ford parts dept may have them as well, the are also made by OTC tool. a good parts store like NAPA may have the tool, the one here does. You will need be careful, the were will be quite allot of pressurized fuel in the filter, would suggest removing the fuel pump relay (refer to owners manual under fuses) and running the engine until it stalls, this will release most of the pressure.