How to remove the fuel filter underneath a 2000 Ford Excursion?
finde fuel filter under the vehicle on the inside of the left frame rail.
Inspect the hose fittings at both ends of the filter to see if they're
clean. If more than a light coating of dust is present, clean the fittings before proceeding.
Relieve the fuel system pressure ( Remove the fuel filler cap -this will relieve any pressure built up in the fuel tank.
Locate the fuel pressure test port on the fuel rail (The fuel pressure test port is located at the right rear of the engine, on the fuel rail) and connect the fuel pressure gauge to the Schrader valve.
Direct the bleed-off hose into a metal cup or suitable container for gasoline storage
Turn the valve and allow the pressurized fuel to bleed into the container.
Close the valve, remove the fuel pressure gauge and cap the test port.
Disconnect the cable from the negative terminal of the battery before performing any work on the fuel system.). Remov all of the fuel lines from the fuel filter is a two-stage procedure.
First, detach any safety clips from the inletand outlet lines.
Second, install the special fuel line disconnect tool onto the fuel filter inlet port, then push the disconnect tool intothe fuel line
coupling untilit releases itselffrom the fuel filter. Repeat this procedure on the outlet port. Note: Seek help for more information on spring-lock couplings.
After both couplings have been released, grasp the fuel hoses, one at a time, and pullthem straightoff the filter.Be prepared for fuel spillage.
After the hoses have been petached, check the clips for damage and distortion. If they were damaged in any way during removal, new ones must be used when the hoses are reattached to the new filter (if new clips are packaged with the filter, be sure to use them in place of the originals).
Remove the fuel filterfrom the mounting clamp, while noting the direction the fuel filter is installed.
Install the new filter in the same direction.
Carefully push each hose onto the filter until it's seated against the collar on the fitting, then install the clips.
Mak~ sure the clips are securely attached to the hose fittings - ifthey come off, 'the hoses could back off the filter and a fire could result!
Start the engine and check for fuel leaks.
Warning: Gasolineand diesel fuels are flammable, so. take extra precautions when you work on any part of the fuel system. Don't
smoke or allow open flames or bare lightbulbs near the work area, and don't work in a garage where a gas-type appliance (such as a
water heater or clothes dryer) is present.
Since fuel is carcinogenic, wear latex gloves when there's a possibility of being exposed to fuel, and, if you spill any fuel on your skin, rinse it off immediately with soap and water.
Mop up any spills immediately and do not store fuel-soaked rags where they could ignite.
When you perform any kind of work on the fuel system, wear safety glasses and have a Class B type fire extinguisheron.
Sep 19, 2009 |
2000 Ford Excursion