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How Do You Actually Change The Fuel Filter?

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I'm doing my 30,000 mile maintenance, and the only part I'm having trouble with is the fuel filter. I removed the plastic belly pan (and broke off one of the tabs, so I guess it's time for a new one) and the fuel filter is underneath a bunch of what seem to be hard coolant lines. I couldn't see an easy way to get the coolant lines out of the way to get to the fuel filter.

Please help!

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There is a bracket with 2 bolts. I had to remove the bolts because the filter is way to large. Then the coolant lines are also attached to the engine and I pulled them off after I removed the rear plastic cover. There was also a gray foam part I removed.

Then you can pull the coolant lines down and slide the filter to the rear and out.

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Here is the holding bracket for the coolant lines with the 2 bolts removed.

You do not touch any clamps for the front radiator coolant tubes that run from the engine to the radiator. You drop the lines a bit to get that fat fuel filter out from the back after you slide it to the rear.

The hard lines have rubber hoses on each end. That is why you can pull down the hard lines a bit without disconnecting a coolant line. Then you slide out that big fat filter to the rear.


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