Question about MagnaFlow 2001 Ford Explorer - XLT, 4.0L V6 engine code X, with federal emissions system - Catalytic Converters - 49 State Legal

2 Answers

Where is the fuel filter located on my 2001 ford explorer and can i replace it my self

Posted by on


2 Answers

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points


    An expert that got 5 achievements.


    An expert whose answer got voted for 20 times.


    An expert who has written 20 answers of more than 400 characters.

  • Expert
  • 161 Answers

The fuel filter is located underneath the car, on the driver's side, mounted to the inside of the frame. If you have never replaced a fuel filter before, I would suggest you have an authorized repair facility perform it, because you need to release the fuel pressure and the fuel filter needs a special tool to disconnect the lines.

Posted on Dec 07, 2014

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points


    An expert that got 10 achievements.


    An expert that got 5 achievements.


    An expert who has achieved Level 3.

  • Master
  • 514 Answers

Step 1 Park the Explorer and apply the parking brake. Open the hood and locate the fuse box near the battery. Open the fuse box and locate the fuel pump relay. Remove the fuel pump relay by gently pulling up on and and rocking it if necessary. Start the engine and allow it to run until it stalls. Once the engine stalls, turn the key off and remove it from the ignition.
Step 2
Put on your safety glasses. Climb under the vehicle on the driver side near the rear tire. Locate the fuel pump protective shield near the fuel tank. Remove the two shield mounting bolts with the appropriate socket. The fuel pump is located behind the shield. It is about the size of a soda can and has three lines coming off of it.
Step 3
Remove the two lines that are on the same side of the filter by pushing the colored tabs of the fuel line together and then pulling the line off. On the single line you need to remove the fuel line retainer by prying it off of the line with the flat-head screwdriver. Disconnect the fuel line by using the fuel line release tool. Clamp the tool around the filter side of the fuel line, then push the tool into the fitting until you feel a snap releasing the retainer spring, and pull the line from the filter. Loosen the fuel filter clamp with the screwdriver. Remove the fuel filter from the vehicle.
Step 4
Install the new fuel filter into the clamp with the arrow on the filter pointing towards the front of the vehicle. Tighten the clamp until it is snug. Install the single line by pushing it onto the filter until you feel it snap into place. Push the line retainer onto the line until it snaps into place. Install the other two lines onto the filter until you feel them snap into place. Install the fuel filter shield and tighten the bolts to 89 inch-pounds with the torque wrench.
Step 5
Install the fuel pump relay and close the fuse box cover. Close the hood. Turn the ignition key on for 10 seconds. Turn the key off and then back on to pressurize the fuel system. Check for leaks around the fuel filter. Start the engine and check for leaks one more time.

Posted on Dec 07, 2014


1 Suggested Answer

  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
New users get to try the service completely Free afterwhich it costs $6 per call and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

1 Answer

Location for fuel line on a 2006 ford explorer xlt 4.0 shoc

Geronimo, Normally the fuel lines run from gas tank, along frame rail, then up to fuel rail into injectors.
Check the attached links,
"I hope this helped you out, if so let me know by pressing the helpful button. Check out some of my other posts if you need more tips and info."
2006 ford explorer xlt fuel line routing Google Search

Ford Fuel Filter Replacement Change How to Do it yourself

Fuel Filter Replacement 2006 Explorer

Fuel pump replacement Ford Explorer 2005 2010 Install Remove Replace...

Mar 04, 2016 | 2006 Ford Explorer XLT

1 Answer

Location fuel filter for 2002 ford explorer?

driver's side of the truck, 3.5 feet (1.17 m) from the front of the truck and 1.5 feet (.5 m) in from the side.

Oct 28, 2013 | 2001 Ford Explorer Sport Trac

1 Answer

Changing the fuel filter

This post is unclear.
If you're asking how to change the fuel filter, it's located INSIDE the gas tank, accessible through the trunk. You need to lift the cover with the electrical cord in it, disconnect another plug and two gas lines, then remove six(6) metric screws to get to the filter (and pump). Another gas line needs to be disconnected, the pump plug then is unplugged, the pump nylon clips gently pried off at five(5) locations, and pump removed from the filter and two(2) holding clips. The gas filter then can be replaced.

Aug 29, 2013 | 2001 Ford Explorer

1 Answer

Where is the location of the fuel filter on a 2001 Ford explorer Sport?

Look inside the left side frame rail almost directly under the driver's door. i just found mine.

Nov 29, 2010 | 2001 Ford Explorer Sport Trac

1 Answer

Where is the fuel filter location on a 2001 ford explorer sport trac?

It is inside the left frame rail below the drivers door, you need a special tool to release the filter from the line. filter just snaps into its metal holder. Good luck and you can get the fuel line quick release tool at most Auto Parts store.

Mar 06, 2010 | 2001 Ford Explorer Sport Trac

1 Answer

I am trying to locate the fuel filter for a 2005 ford explorer on the vehicile itself

  • HOME bc_arrowbullet1.gif
  • REPAIR INFO bc_arrowbullet1.gif
  • COMPONENT LOCATIONS bc_arrowbullet1.gif
Fuel Filter 1995 Plymouth Acclaim 2.5L TBI SOHC 4cyl The Fuel Filter is located: Under vehicle, passenger side, below seating area, passenger side of fuel tank, mounted on chassis in fuel line

Jan 25, 2010 | 2005 Ford Explorer

2 Answers

Fuel filter location for 2000 ford explorer

The fuel filter on a 2000 Ford Explorer is on the driver's side, under the car, inside the frame, about where the driver's door is. You will need a special insert tool to disconnect the quick connectors.

Dec 05, 2009 | 2000 Ford Explorer

1 Answer

2001 ford explore sport cranks but will not start.


Oct 30, 2009 | 2001 Ford Explorer Sport

1 Answer

Cant seam to locate were the fuel filter canister is on the 2003 ford explorer xlt

the filter is located along the frame near the tank. its connected in between the fuel lines leading along the frame.

May 21, 2009 | 2003 Ford Explorer

2 Answers

Need to locate the fuel filter on a 2001 ford explorer sport trac...

your fuel filter is located on the passenger side against the fire wall above the charcoal canister..

Dec 05, 2008 | 1992 Mercury Grand Marquis

Not finding what you are looking for?
MagnaFlow 2001 Ford Explorer - XLT, 4.0L V6 engine code X, with federal emissions system - Catalytic Converters - 49 State Legal Logo

82 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top MagnaFlow Electronics - Others Experts

Lawrence Oravetz

Level 3 Expert

9742 Answers

Vernon Taylor

Level 3 Expert

3622 Answers

Brad Brown

Level 3 Expert

15941 Answers

Are you a MagnaFlow Electronics - Other Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides