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Fuel Filter

sakirfp

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I was going to change my fuel filter but can not figure how to take it off. I depressuized the fuel system. I got up under the Explorer and took off the clips that hold the fuel filter on. I just could not figure out how to get the filter off. Does it need a special tool?

Firman
 


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rhyno

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Yes, you need a special tool. I got one for like 2 dollars at the parts store. Ask the guy at the counter. It comes off relativly easy if you have the little tool and know how to use it.
 




sakirfp

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Thanks...I will try and look for it...

I should have no problem once I get the tool...
 




Fusion213

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Yeah, just get the tool. I got one with two different sizes because I wasn't sure what size to get.
Then I just shoved it into the line and pulled the line back from the filter.

My Haynes manual talks about all sorts of fittings which I didn't see, so I just shoved it in there and pulled.
 




Blaine122300

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I had an F-150 where you just pulled the clips off and the filter came off, so I figured this would be the same, so when I pulled the clips off, I pryed the hoses off the filter and totally wrecked the clips inside the hose, but with the external clips it has held up perfect. No leaks or anything. Now if I have to change it again, it will be really easy!!
 




enyego

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With the tool, you will be able to get it off. However, beware! It will resist. Mine was a b****
 




Critical_Level2

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Just did mine last weekend, the filter was very tight, also be careful of residual fuel in line, I depresurized the sytem, but still got wet, make sure you wear eye protection.
 




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