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Old 09-05-2012, 05:50 PM   #1
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Fuel filter on 1997 Tacoma truck 2.4 engine

I have read there is no need to replace the fuel filter, but with 147,00 miles, I'd feel better. It is located under the intakes and very hard to deal with.

How's the best way to remove it?
Do I need to use the Toyota Brand filter?

Thanks for any help. Today is my first day on this forum and I'm learning.
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Old 09-06-2012, 11:06 AM   #2
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You can access the fuel filter through the driver's wheel opening. Lift the truck to allow the tire to droop, then go through the opening. there is a thread somewhere that actually has a photo strip or video of this.
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You can access the fuel filter through the driver's wheel opening. Lift the truck to allow the tire to droop, then go through the opening. there is a thread somewhere that actually has a photo strip or video of this.

Thanks, my friend. I will check it out this weekend.
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Wondering if you changed out the fuel filter. I've got a 2000 2.4 and need to change out my fuel filter as well and it looks like a PITA.

Any tips to make it go a bit easier?

Someone mentioned a step by step write up but I can't seem to find it.
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Old 09-16-2012, 04:16 PM   #5
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[QUOTE=Sarki;5677114]Wondering if you changed out the fuel filter. I've got a 2000 2.4 and need to change out my fuel filter as well and it looks like a PITA.

Any tips to make it go a bit easier?

Someone mentioned a step by step write up but I can't seem to find it.[/QUOTE
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I have not, yet! I looked at it and got the fuel filter nuts loose, but ran out of time. Got to figure out the best way to loosen the gas lines and get it out of the engine compartment. I took the driver front wheel off to get to the filter.
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