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Old 07-06-2016, 11:10 AM   #1
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Fuel Filter Quick Disconnect

Going to change my fuel filter soon and wanted to know which size quick disconnect tools to buy...seems like a simple question but I am overseas and I want to have all the stuff for my projects at the house when I arrive...can't waste vacation time running back and forth to the parts store!

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The fuel lines are connected to the filter with clips, so you won't need any quick-connect tools, just a small screwdriver.
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From the videos that I have seen those clips help hold the lines in place and are not what allows them to click and lock together...different videos have used different tools to do the job but they do not mention the diameter of the tools that fit the lines. I don't want to spend extra money buying the kit that has multiple tools when I only need 1 or 2 at the most!

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You can go to your favorite auto parts store and get the multipack of disconnect tools. But the one you need is 5/16 inch


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Now that you have jogged my memory, I believe that you are correct, and the disconnect tool is necessary. My truck doesn't require the tool but my Mustang does.
In any case, I believe that the tool is 5/16. You can buy an inexpensive plastic set of disconnect tools that have every size that you would typically run across.
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Thanks guys...that is the info that I needed. I have a few projects planned for my baby when I get home and I want to have everything waiting for me when I get home! No running back and forth to the store because I plan on having plenty of beers while working!

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Do you just disconnect the filter and replace or are there other steps before hand?
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Just disconnect it with the tool put the new one on

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Do you just disconnect the filter and replace or are there other steps before hand?
You can relieve the pressure by disconnecting the inertia safety switch in the trunk, and starting the engine, and letting it run until it dies. This will minimize the amount of fuel that sprays out when you remove the fuel lines.

Make sure to reconnect the switch before trying to start the engine after the filter is replaced.
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I found this video on youtube but I am not sure if my '01 will have that same connection (according to the video it should) to relieve the pressure! Oh and just as an FYI I picked up the K&N fuel filter #PF-2000 for the 99-04 models.

https://youtu.be/68-tJajLCT0

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just food for thought...often an entire kit will only cost a few $ more than just one.
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Going to give this one a try!
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spend the extra few bucks and get the kit. I did that for my 98 GT when upgraded the fuel pump. I found that i had a use for the others at a later date and was glad i had them.
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I found this video on youtube but I am not sure if my '01 will have that same connection (according to the video it should) to relieve the pressure! Oh and just as an FYI I picked up the K&N fuel filter #PF-2000 for the 99-04 models.

https://youtu.be/68-tJajLCT0

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Yes. You can use the Schrader valve on the fuel rail to relieve the pressure. The easiest way, is with a fuel pressure tester like he used in the video. If you don't have one, they are usually available as "loaner" tools at the auto parts stores.
Another, much more messy technique, is to poke a small nail, or something similar, into the Schrader valve and let the fuel spray out, much like removing air from a tire.
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what about pulling fuel pump relay then trying to start? I know on my 2012 that will prevent it from starting.
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Thanks straybullitt! I guess that a fuel pressure tester will be added to the list! I have all sorts of one use tools that are waiting to be used again! 😂

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what about pulling fuel pump relay then trying to start? I know on my 2012 that will prevent it from starting.
That would also work. Any method that will prevent the fuel pump from turning on is acceptable.
I remember that I read about disconnecting the fuel pump inertia safety switch and decided that I would give it a try, even though I have a fuel pressure tester that would have done the job equally as well. The switch is easily accessible in my gutted trunk.
I was shocked at how long the engine idled with the fuel pump disabled! It had to have been at least a couple of minutes! Haha. Crazy car!
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Thanks straybullitt! I guess that a fuel pressure tester will be added to the list! I have all sorts of one use tools that are waiting to be used again! 😂

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It will come in handy over the years. The same with a full set of disconnect tools. If you ever need to remove the fuel rail, it requires a different size tool than the fuel filter. And the air conditioning hoses are a different size as well.
If you work on your own stuff, you can never have enough tools.
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