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Fuel Filter Replacement?

Okay, you all will probably laugh. However, I am not sure if either of my birds have had their filters replaced. Will you please tell me where the fuel filter is at and how difficult it is to change. I would like to check the filter before purchasing a new one.

How often should these be replaced?

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passenger side under the rocker panel below the door hinges.

Good luck getting the bolts off if they've ever been road rashed.

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passenger side under the rocker panel below the door hinges.

Good luck getting the bolts off if they've ever been road rashed.
Do I need to disconnect anything prior to removing the filter? Will fuel spew out if I am not careful?

What are some signs of bad fuel filters? One of my cars has about 75,000 on her clock, and the filter has never been replaced (that I am aware). My other car has about 115,000 on her, and her filter hasn't been changed either! Do both of them?

Also, is there a special filter I need to get? Or will the filter from Rockauto work? It is like $13.24 and that is the supercharged version and $9.06 for the FRAM one (my LX).

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They should take the same filter, check a local parts store, they're cheaper local where i live - $8-12 IIRC. There's a skid plate covering the filter, pull those to bolts out and disconnect the line, you'll need a removal tool, parts store or internet for that. If you want to pull the pump fuse or inertia switch and crank/run the car for a little bit to try to drain the line you can, but it doesn't matter too much, you'll still dump some gas on the ground.

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I just pop the trunk and hit the fuel shutoff then take the gas cap off as far as the tool goes go to the part store and look at the tool "the dark red one" after you see it you can make one or just pay the 12 bucks for it
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Unplug the cut-off in the trunk, then crank the engine until it ceases to sputter/cough. This will minimize the amount of fuel that will come out of the lines.
As stated before, you will need the special tool for the fittings. It may seem tough to disconnect them, so keep at it if you can't figure it out.


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what ever you do dont buy a fram fuel filter. There the biggest pieces of sh** ever. Other than that the replacement is gonna be easy.

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with the disconnect tool in place, use an open end wrench to use as a lever to push it in. this will save your finger to muscling around.

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