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Just changed out fuel filter

It was the easiest thing to do. I had bought a fuel line removal tool but didn't need it. Each fuel line has a green or red tab on it. Push the tab in with your fingers and pull the line out. It snaps right back into the new fuel filter. I pulled the first one out just a little bit to relieve the pressure. I wore goggles because I had visions of a large spray shooting me in the eye. It was nothing like that.

it was on a 2004 4.0.
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ya the best thing is to like disconnect the fuel pump try to start the truck that will run the line dry then do it. but if you got it done then your good
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Wayne, with all your products, and other products you are installing on your truck you should start doing some How-To's!
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I usually do. I have two in the works right now. I dropped my camera about 3 times at the houston meet. The battery cover won't close now. It makes it difficult to contort to get the pics while keeping my thumb on the battery cover.
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When i did mine forgot to get the tool and starting thinking oh crap how am i going to do this and found out the tool isnt need. That reminds me that something i need to add to the list of things to do the truck
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I usually do. I have two in the works right now. I dropped my camera about 3 times at the houston meet. The battery cover won't close now. It makes it difficult to contort to get the pics while keeping my thumb on the battery cover.
duct tape fixes everything!
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Trust me you are lucky. My truck requires that PITB tool and the fittings are garbage. Even though they are stainless steel they fill up with crud and seize up. It took me over 2 hours to get the last one off my truck I wish I could upgrade to the fittings like you have.

Next fuel filter change I'm taking it to the local garage and let them do it.



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It was the easiest thing to do. I had bought a fuel line removal tool but didn't need it. Each fuel line has a green or red tab on it. Push the tab in with your fingers and pull the line out. It snaps right back into the new fuel filter. I pulled the first one out just a little bit to relieve the pressure. I wore goggles because I had visions of a large spray shooting me in the eye. It was nothing like that.

it was on a 2004 4.0.
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The tool worked great on mine, but I guessed wrong the direction of the spray and got it full in the face. Not a fun experience. And I felt like a total idiot.
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so you PUSH it in!!!! damnit did mine yesterday and i was pulling them out. thats how you disconnected them on a 93.
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yeah the clips are different on earlier models. on my 03, it was a piece of cake!

... however, even after i relieved the line pressure, when i was switching out my fuel filter, there was a delayed "spurt" that didnt occur until after the line pressure was relieved.

fuel in the eyes doesn't burn like i thought it would, hehe.
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Trust me you are lucky. My truck requires that PITB tool and the fittings are garbage. Even though they are stainless steel they fill up with crud and seize up. It took me over 2 hours to get the last one off my truck I wish I could upgrade to the fittings like you have.

Next fuel filter change I'm taking it to the local garage and let them do it.
the local garage would be very confused with the motor in it lol...
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Motor and trans yes, fuel filter ,they better not :)
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Not to sound stupid, but........where is the fuel filter? I've looked everywhere for it. The only place I can't see is the frame rail behind the tank. Is that where they are now? My 94 was just bolted to the frame.
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it will be on the drivers side inner rail.
what year do you have?
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Hmm..why isn't my sig showing up? I've got averthing listed, that's why I didn't post it.

Anyway, until I figure that out. It's an 03 4.0L Supercab 4x4.

Edit: now the sig works...lol
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yep its working now. odd how things work sometimes.
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When i changed mine it sounded like the flow was better. imo
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