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I want to know how to change the fuel filter on a mazda millenia

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Fuel filter is located in the trunk.

1. Relieve fuel pressure
First start up the car in PARK. Open up the hood and pull the Fuel Pump Relay. It looks like a big green fuse. Do this as the car runs. Do not worry the car will stale. Crank engine a few times and turn off ignition switch. Put the relay back in. Disconnect negative battery cable.

2. Reach filter.
This is annoying unless you can fit comfortably in the trunk. Pull out the carpet cover and you will see a metal cover screwed down by 3 screws. Remove these and you will see the fuel filter.

3. Replace
Lay down some shop towels underneith the hoses connected at both ends of the filter as fuel will spill out. What I did was place forceps on each hose to minimize spillage. This is also why we releive fuel pressure so it doesn;t spray in your face. Hoses may be stuck onto filter so I took a very small flathead screwdriver and wedge it between the the hose and the filter nozzels so it will free itself from the filter. Becarful as the fuel filter is filled with fuel. Replace filter and follow your steps back.

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