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01 Tacoma 4x4 fuel filter help

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by ZanderD, Jul 24, 2010.

  1. Jul 24, 2010 at 6:30 PM
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    ZanderD

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    my Tacoma regular cab 4cl has over 100k on it and i want to put a new fuel filter in it, i know they are supposedly lifetime fuel filters, but i still would like to replace it. but i am having a hard time figuring out how to get to the filter to replace it, the filter is but under the intake manifold and has banjo bolts on both side of it, can someone tell me how to replace it.
     
  2. Jul 24, 2010 at 7:09 PM
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    Not sure what that is. But the fuel filter in under the cab on the driverside. Little black canister.
     
  3. Jul 25, 2010 at 3:41 AM
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  4. Jul 25, 2010 at 8:01 AM
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    im sorry for not mentioning this but i have a 2.7 4cl on a regular cab, for some reason the prerunners 6cl and tacomas with larger cabs have the fuel filter mounted under the driver. i know my fuel filter is under the intake manifold because the new filter i have has banjo bolt alignment pins on both sides of the filter,

    http://www.racepages.com/parts/fuel_filter/toyota/tacoma.html

    see the 6cl have the regular flare nuts but the 4cl has two banjo bolts

    has anyone dealt with this type of configuration
     
  5. Jul 25, 2010 at 8:04 AM
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    Its tight, but can be done, if you have alot of patience.

    You can go at it from under the driver side fender, pull the fender liner, and you can access it there. Jack up the front, and remove the wheel for more room. Or, you can pull the intake runners. Pulling the intake runners is the easiest, but you have to remove more stuff.
     
  6. Jul 25, 2010 at 8:20 AM
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    Had the same problem with my 99. The front side can be accessed fairly easily. Go thru the fenderwell!!!!! Remove tire for workspace. Be patient they can b a huge pain to remove!!!
     
  7. Jul 26, 2010 at 12:16 PM
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    also make sure you depressurize the system or you're going to have fuel spraying out at you

    when i change them, i usually diable the fuel pump (unplug it somehow, or pull a relay) start the car and let it die out
     
  8. Jul 26, 2010 at 1:34 PM
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    Pulling the "EFI" fuse will do this also.
     
  9. Jul 26, 2010 at 3:34 PM
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    when you do that, does it also kill the ignition spark? if it does, then it won't work to depressurize the fuel system because the car won't fire and use the fuel


    if it does kill the sprak and fuel, that's what you would want for a compression test, you need to kill both the fuel and the spark, but still want it to be able to crank
     
  10. Jul 26, 2010 at 4:36 PM
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    i just took my gas cap off to let depressurize. Better have some slinky fingers to get that sucker off. But don't fret, it can be done and you will be glad you done it when you see the trash that comes out of it when you get it off.
     
  11. Jul 26, 2010 at 5:39 PM
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    It will crank and not fire. Only take 1 or 2 revolutions do depressurize the system.
     
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