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Help! changing fuel filter on my 996

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I am a new owner of a '99 996 cab and I am tuning her up and going through her, just to get to know her!

I am having difficulty changing the fuel filter. It is located in the central tunnel behind water cooling pipes 1/3 the way forward between the rear wheels and the forward wheels. With the car on rear jackstands, it is a tight fit and difficult to see the fuel filter until you are right below it. I have removed the ground and forward of filter 'snap on' fuel line.

I am having difficulty removing the rearward fuel line to filter. It is a tight fit for my hand and I am not sure if I should twist ( because it is a compression fitting ) or I should pull. Any advise would be appreciated, Thanks.

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I have changed my filter just recently and what you need to do is drop the bolts that hold the coolant pipe brackets just under the filter and the next one towards the front of the car. This allows you to spread the coolant pipes away from each other and drop the filter. Just slide the filter towards the back of the car once you get these disconnected and it will come out with a little wiggling.

Remember to lossen the clamp around the filter to release it from the bracket. I did not remove the rear cover under the car. Just the center cover is all I removed.

Should take about 15-20 minutes.

Good Luck!

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