Question about 1996 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme Coupe
Fuel filters are easy to replace but let me give you some friendly warnings:
CAUTION. To reducethe risk of fire and personal injury always follow the correct procedure for disconnecting and connecting fuel pipe quick connect fittings. This will ensure good connections and prevent possible fuel leaks.
CAUTION. Safety glasses must be worn if you use compressed air, as flying dirt prticles may cause eye injury.
The fuel filter is no longer serviced in regular maintenande intervals. It is only necessary to replace the fuel filter in the case of damage or a clogged filter.
Before replacing a fuel filter it is necessary to relieve fuel system pressure.
Your fuel filter is located under the vehicle, driver side, below seating area, front of fuel tank, mounted on frame rail in fuel line
Fuel filters and elements are serviced by replacement only. Some vehicle manufacturers recommend fuel filter replacement at 30,000 miles (48,000 km). Always replace the fuel filter at the vehicle manufacturer's recommended mileage.
The fuel filter replacement procedure varies depending on the make and year of the vehicle and the type of fuel system. Always follow the filter replacement procedure in the appropriate service manual. The photo sequence below shows a typical procedure for relieving fuel pressure and removing a fuel filter.
Removing a Fuel Filter on an EFI Vehicle
Disconnect the negative cable at the battery.
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Wrap a shop toHow do you change the fuel filter on a 96 Olds - fps23-04.jpghe Schrader valve on the fuel rail and remove the dust cap from the valve.
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Install the free end of the gauge bleed hose into an approved gasoline container, and open the gauge bleed valve to relieve the fuel How do you change the fuel filter on a 96 Olds - fps23-07.jpgbr />
Place the vehicle on the hoist and position the lift arms accHow do you change the fuel filter on a 96 Olds - fps23-08.jpgnufacturer's recommendations. Then raise the vehicle.
Flush the fuel filter line connectors with water, and use compressed air to blow debris off and away from the connectors.
Follow the recommended procedures for disconnecting the fuel inlet connector.
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Follow the recommended procedures for disconnecting the fuel outlet connector, then remove the fuel filter.
Installing Fuel Filters
In-line fuel filters are installed in the fuel line. In carbureted engines, the in-line gasoline filter is usually installed between the fuel pump and the carburetor. In vehicles with a fuel injection system, the location of the fuel filter is determined by the manufacturer. An arrow on the filter shows the direction of fuel flow.
Posted on May 22, 2011
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