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changing fuel filter

I have a couple of questions.
I am changing my fuel filter tomorrow.

How to i relieve pressure from the fuel system?

My lines have clips on them. Do they pull out or push in to release.

Do you need a special tool to release the fuel lines.

Thanks in advance for any assistance


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yes you need a special tool for the fuel line. but you can do it with pliers if you know what your doing. and unhook the fuel interia switch located in the passenger side floor board and then take the line off and it will drain.
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Once you get it changed, is there anything you have to do special to get it running again or just try turning it over?
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snap the lines back on. hook up the interia switch and start it.
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Sorry to jack your thread dan. Thanks Marcus for the info.
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Just turn the key to the run pos a couple times to re prime the fuel system. Your engine may run rough until the air is purged from the system.
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yes you need a special tool for the fuel line. but you can do it with pliers if you know what your doing. and unhook the fuel interia switch located in the passenger side floor board and then take the line off and it will drain.
ok what kind of tool do i need and is there a certain size i need. the interia switch where on the passenger side floor board is it located?

Sorry for all the questions.

Thanks in advance for the advice


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Sorry to jack your thread dan. Thanks Marcus for the info.

No problem
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ok what kind of tool do i need and is there a certain size i need. the interia switch where on the passenger side floor board is it located?

Sorry for all the questions.

Thanks in advance for the advice


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when i did mine i got it from auto zone. looks like this:

and the interia switch is on the floor under the floor/carpet whatever one you have youll see it having a wire going to it.
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when i did mine i got it from auto zone. looks like this:

and the interia switch is on the floor under the floor/carpet whatever one you have youll see it having a wire going to it.
Just a question, how does the interia switch relieve the fuel pressure?

And thanks again for the help with this little project.


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the intertia switch is a safty switch for when you get into a wreck. it'll shut off the fuel to the engine so that it doesnt spew gas everywhere if you crash. by unplugging it, you're cutting off that signal like if you had a wreck. so then the only gas you'll have going to your engine is what between the pump and engine. crank the engine and let it burn that gas. then there's no gas coming back.
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my advice on draining pressure is to let the truck sit for a few hours, overnight is best...

any wear something over your eyes that seals like old ski goggles
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You don't need special tools for the colored clips. My 03 has them. All I had to do was push them in.
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i always just push the fuel pressue check valve in on the fuel line to relive the pressure
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i always just push the fuel pressue check valve in on the fuel line to relive the pressure

ok next question, where is the check valve

i have 03 Edge with 3.0 flex fuel
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