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Old 03-17-2012, 05:29 PM   #1
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Fuel Filter change...

So when I had my 86 Stang it was under the hood and took about 5 minutes. Just bought all new spark plugs, wires, and fuel filter today. Planning on switching them all out on Tuesday and after googling how to replace the fuel filter all I can is "dang." It looks like a ton of work! Disconnecting lines, raising the car, buying tools as I go? Hoping Google is wrong. Anyone have or know of guides on how replace a 99-04 fuel filter? It'd be nice to see pics. Hoping its not as big of a hassle as it looks. Again, dang. Might just return it and forget replacing it.
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it was kind of a pain for me since it the first time doing it to my mustang .(got used to my civic) and ur gona need a special. ur gona need a special tool to disconect the fuel lines. from the filter

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im not sure what size i used but u can try one of these till it fits. ill try to take a pic of the filter wen i can but its under the car down the center near the rear axle u cant miss it.
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It was a pain when I did it, was my first time too, but I didn't use any special tools
It's pretty easy to get to
Just make sure to depressurize the fuel lines first
If u let it sit overnight and disconnect the fuel cut off switch n start the car and let it stall is the easiest way to do it imo
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I just did mine yesterday. No special tools just undo the clips on either end with a flat head, though its kinda tough, then the lines should pull off but when i did it gas came out... Not much but still a clean up, then slide the lines back over the new filter and done
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the only reason i used these little tools was cuz i couldnt get it off with a flat head. they popped right out when i used these
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I just did mine yesterday. No special tools just undo the clips on either end with a flat head, though its kinda tough, then the lines should pull off but when i did it gas came out... Not much but still a clean up, then slide the lines back over the new filter and done
Hopefully its this easy! Where is it located though? I think someone said by the rear axle? What side? Can I see it from laying under the car?
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Yeah youle see it, its right behind the gas tank, before the axel
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Okay cool. Should I have some kind of cup to pour the gas into to save it so I don't piss my mom off and have it all over the garage floor? Lol
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Probably lol not much will come out though. in the 20 seconds it took me to run for a bucket it had stopped leaking
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