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Old 05-26-2005
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changing fuel filter?

Hey there,

Im curious as to how this is done? Is there anything special i need to know before pulling out the old fuel filter and putting in the new one? When i pull the old filter out do i need to pinch off any lines so fuel doesnt spill or will that not happen? Any tips greatly appreciated!
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I assume you already know where the filter is located (Inside frame under driver seat). Some fuel lines require a special tool to remove them from the fuel filter, others have a red tab that needs to be pushed down and then you slide the fuel line off. Luckily, I had the ones that didn't require the special tool though that can be purchased from AutoZone etc. Fuel will come out of the lines unless you hit the fuel pump cut off switch and let the truck run until it dies from lack of fuel though, I didn't do that. I disconnected the fuel line going to the engine first and had a bucket ready to catch any fuel that came out. I would guess about a half cup to a cup of gas game out. Then I removed the other 2 fuel lines and took the filter off and put it in the bucket and put the new one on. Connected the fuel lines, cleaned up any gas that spilled on the frame, and then started her up.

Some people say that gas will spray all over the place but mine didn't. Pretty easy thing to change out. Just be careful with the lines, mine were plastic and if one of them broke, I have no idea how much it would cost to replace them (I wouldn't think they are cheap) so take your time. I suggest you wear safety goggles when doing this job and not lay directly underneath the fuel filter when you disconnect the lines (No need to get gas sprayed on you and in your eyes). Hope this helps some.
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Hey man thanks! that helps a ton!

I was told by ford that it was time for a new one but i thought id try it myself and never had done a change like this before. I found where the fuel filter sat but thats all i knew so thanks for the help!

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If you have a digital camera please take a lot of photos and I'll make it into a "How To"
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haha did someone finally get made into the how to person? hahaha
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haha did someone finally get made into the how to person? hahaha
lol.. yea I voluntered months ago and we're finaly acting on it.. so if you have any send em' my way!
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If you have one that requires the special tool before you try to insert the tool spray both connections with PB Blaster or WD-40 to clean them out and then blow them out with air if you can. Even though they are stainless fittings they will be loaded up with years of road debris and the springs will seize in there. If you damage the fitting Ford does make a service replacement part but it is a PITA to fix it on the truck.
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