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Old 11-22-2004
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Alright, I just hit the 32,000 mile mark today and have had the fuel filter in my garage for a couple weeks now. I know I should have replaced it sooner but I've been lazy and just forgot about it. I went ahead and bought the metal tool to remove the lines. I know I need to disconnect the negative battery cable and pull the fuse to relieve the fuel pressure. Anything else I need to do? Any tips before I give it a go?
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Just get ready for fuel to drip down on you regardless. It's always a mess.
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Old 11-22-2004
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insert the tool into the fuel line and force it in. then turn it inside the fuel line and pull the line towards u with the tool intact. it can be a bitch to get off.

*HINT* wrap rags around ur wrists to prevent fuel from dripping down ur arm. =D enjoy
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Old 11-22-2004
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you need a special tool to get it off? i really need to do mine since its still on the factory filter at 43,000 miles
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The tool costs $4.99 at Autozone. Get the metal one. I've heard they are a ton easier than the plastic ones. So just jam that tool into the line and pull towards me and I'm guessing that releases that clamp inside the end of the line? Once again, thanks a ton for this information.
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Old 11-23-2004
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yup yup, might have to take the backet holding the fuel filter off the frame and pry the lil bugger off. no biggie but a lil time consuming.
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Old 11-23-2004
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Big prix

Yeah I was trying to remove that before I got the lines off and said "screw that." As long as I don't break a line or anything of that nature I will be satisfied.
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i'm at 84000 miles and still on the stock fuel filter...is it time to change mine yet? hehehe

seriously, will it gimme better gas mileage?
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Old 11-28-2004
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It may give you better gas mileage. Probably not a noticeable amount. And to answer your first question, yes change it!
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Old 11-29-2004
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if you dont want gas to drip down on you jus take 2 sets of vise grips and clamp off each side of the line... thats what i did...
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Wow....

I used a pocketknife and just closed my eyes so gas wouldn't spray in them. It took me less than five minutes. Some people make things way too complicated.
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Old 12-02-2004
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Well mine has no use for that tool I bought at Autozone, my has those clips that hold it together.
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Yes, mine has those clips also. If you look at them, they have three prongs that hold them on the fuel lines. All you have to do is release the three prongs simultaneously and it will come off. Not real hard, no "special" tool needed.
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