hey guys i just got a fuel filter for my explorer because it has been running like crap lately, some times when i start it up it will barley stay idle and some times it starts right up. some times when im driving it will start to bog down and i will loose rpms even if i am accelerating in a low gear. My guess is a fuel delivery problem. When i went to auto zone they scanned it and said it was running lean and i had an EVAP leak or something. but that's probably because i have no muffler. My father said to start at the fuel filter since it is a relatively cheap fix. My question to you is, are there any special tools i need to remove the old filter and replace the new one. My new fuel filter came with a little plastic thing almost looks like a tool or something. My father said that's probably what it is because he knows more than me.Can you guys give me some inside on this? thanks a lot.