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Old 04-16-2010
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Changing Fuel Filter on 96 Ford Ranger

Are any special tools needed to change a fuel filter on a 96 ford ranger?
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Helped with a 2001 once, and there was a "special" tool to get the lines off the filter. Not sure if it's 100% needed though. You can pick them up at most car parts stores. Not sure what's available in your neck of the woods!
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5/16 quick disconnect tool

you can get one at any autoparts store for about $4
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Thanks for your help guys!
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Here in Jax, they cost $16.

They don't have the $4.00 ones anymore..

And, I had to modify the one I got because it wasn't the size it claimed it was.
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i got mine apart with out a special tool.


but good hint. to relieve the fuel pressure pull the fuel pump fues and start the truck. till it runs out of gas then you wont have gas all over you
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I still had plenty of gas left in the filter it just came pouring out on to my face...

Really sucks when the end you are not trying to disconnect, disconnects right over your face.
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i always break the clips that hold them on the new filter should come with new ones
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I didnt use any special tool or even try and get rid of the fuel pressure. It came off pretty easy but i did get a gas bath.
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