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Help! Fuel filter problem

Discussion in 'Stock 2002 - 2005 Explorers' started by jsmalls, January 12, 2013.

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    1. jsmalls

      jsmalls New Member

      January 12, 2013
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      So I decided to change the fuel filter in my wife's 2002 Ford Explorer, after several years of neglect (yes, I know, I waited too long). It was a pain in the arse to remove the lines on the filter due to rust and corrosion but finally did get them off. a small black plastic sleeve came out with the filter from the smaller diameter supply side line of the filter. I put it back in, looked everything over, hooked it back up, and started it up to check for leaks. ALL DRY:thumbsup:. took it off the stands and drove it around for 10 or so minutes, brought it back, checked for leaks again. ALL DRY.:thumbsup: So I started cleaning up and in the midst of the tools was a small yellow O-ring that I have NO CLUE where it came from.:scratch: Can anyone give me any ideas as to which of the 3 lines the o ring came from. I assumed the one that the sleeve came out with but its not leaking and I dont know if it goes before or after the sleeve. Sorry for the long post, just trying to get this fixed right.....Thanks.
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