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Sticky fuel filter

Discussion in 'Under the Hood' started by Lenart, December 26, 2004.

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    1. Lenart

      Lenart New Member

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      How do you take the fuel filter off a 99 XLT 4.0L ? It has these socket looking things on both ends that seem to lock the fuel filter. All help is greatly appreciated.
       
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      filter

      They come off with a $5.00 tool from any auto parts store.
       
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      You first have to remove the safety clips, then push the special tool into the fuel line to release the spring locks, then the lines just pull off.
       
    5. Lenart

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      Ah ha... What's the name of the tool? I'm currently on an island where only Napa exists. Thanks
       
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      I know this will sound a bit odd, but they're called "Ford Fuel Line and A/C line removal tools"

      There are a few different versions, there's a metal one that won't get in tight areas, is akward to use, but won't break.

      There are also some plastic ones that are a bit smaller in overall size so they can go in places the metal ones can't, they're a bit easier to use, but they can break (really only happens in the cold)

      Either way, you shouldn't spend more than 10.00 on a set

      Ryan
       

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