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Replacing Fuel Filter...

am im going to need the special tool to get the fuel tank side of the filter off or is there some other way to do it?

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heres where im having trouble.. i got that clip looking thing off but just cant pull the filter off the line...you can kind of see dead center of the photo and just after that 'step down' on the silver conector a stamp almost that i think is holding the flange on the filter


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A so-called universal set is $10 at autozone (just looked this up).

Try Autozone Fitting Tool

Nice thing to have.
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I didn't use any tools besides a screw driver to get em off, it was pretty simple. I also used vice grips/clamps on the fuel lines so no extra fuel would come out when I was switching the filter.
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^ whered you find the shreider valve at? i looked on the fuel rail and couldn't find anything that looked like it was supposed to look like
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^ whered you find the shreider valve at? i looked on the fuel rail and couldn't find anything that looked like it was supposed to look like

it might have a cap on it... i didn't release the fuel pressure when i did mine and i didn't have much fuel come out... i also didn't use the tool but thats cause i couldn't figure out how
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ha ok... i have all day sat to do it so ill just mess around with it and hopefully get it to work..
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I replace mine about every 15000 miles. I've never released any presure before. Am i doing something wrong because it works just fine everytime. I always turn the key several times for the primer and it will start up in a few tries. The tool i got was at o'rileys and it was like $8 and it's a hell of a lot easier than a screw driver!
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Just pull the fuse for the fuel pump and run it till it dies, that will release most of the pressure. There will still be gas in the lines that tend to spray out a bit when you pull the filter off. I just clamped the lines which made it a whole lot easier than holding a rag up there while your trying to unclip those things.
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ok so im out there doing it now... pinched off the line but im still getting a decent flow of gas out the hose when i pull it... so anyone know wher the shcreader valve is so i can get this thing switched over...
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did you pull the fuse from the fuse box for the fuel pump? just do that and run it till it dies
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^ you sure that wont mess anything up... having no gas going through the engine doesnt seem like a good thing to me, especilally when im trying to restart it...
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i did that on mine and its fine, when you start it up after just crank it a couple times to get gas back in the system
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you dont need to pull any fuses or anything to replace a fuel filter.
just let you truck sit for 10-20 minutes or so with the engine off and the pressure will release itself. still just have a drain pan below cause it will prob drip a little.
i've pulled cars in the shop and within a minute of shutting it off had the fuel filter out already. just wear some safty glasses.
and once the new one is on, turn the key to the on possition a couple time to prime it. if you dont do that, nothing really happends except it wont start untill the fuel hits the engine.
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yeah kinda did it 5 mins after getting home and got a nice splash of gas on my chest lol...

ok so i got the front side (engine side) on but i cant for the life of my get the side on the fuel tank off... im guessing thing is where i need that special tool because i pulled pretty damn hard and no dice..


those of you that used scewdrivers, waht did you do with it to get it to come off? its almost like it was crimped around that flange on the fuel filter
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u have to push the clip back then pull, its kinda like a Chinese finger trap
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that thin metal clip that goes around the sides? i pull it compeletly off and still no luck
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you could pop the fuel pump safety switch, let it run till it dies...the reverse the prosess
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added some pics that i hope will help..
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lol that looks completely different than mine
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im flex fuel so im guessing that your not which is why theyre different...
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I have that type of filter, all you need to do is unclip the clips you see on the outside, slide those back down the line a little, and use this tool that I picked up at autozone:



To use it, you put the side of the tool that fits into the line ends and push it in. then as your pushing that in, you pull the filter out. At that point, you'll have a bit of fuel come out, and there will still be fuel in the filter, so don't be directly under it when you do that.

You can find that tool for like $7 in the tools aisle of autozone.
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im flex fuel so im guessing that your not which is why theyre different...
im flex fuel as well but my filter has 2 inlets on one side and 1 on the other
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I have that type of filter, all you need to do is unclip the clips you see on the outside, slide those back down the line a little, and use this tool that I picked up at autozone:



To use it, you put the side of the tool that fits into the line ends and push it in. then as your pushing that in, you pull the filter out. At that point, you'll have a bit of fuel come out, and there will still be fuel in the filter, so don't be directly under it when you do that.

You can find that tool for like $7 in the tools aisle of autozone.
lol im holding that tool in my hand right now... just went out and got it because i needed an oil filter... not bad for only 6$
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That should help you out some, it's paid for itself for me.

Any luck yet?
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not yet, im going to let my truck sit for the night then do it tom morning so that the fuel pressure is way down... i dont want to pull the fuse and let the fuel run out
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