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2001 fuel filter replacement

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by MWCTEXAS, Sep 11, 2011.

  1. Sep 11, 2011 at 7:14 AM
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    MWCTEXAS

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    Hello......I would think this would be a no brainer...but, I'm not sure on how to remove/replace the fuel filter under the cab, just inside the frame....the fuel lines are clamped (they are attached from the top...thru the floor, can't remove them)
    both sides of the filter and essentially the filter is wedged in....I'd appreciate some help...thanks
     
  2. Sep 11, 2011 at 7:34 AM
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    tacoma04

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    Since you said it is under the cab, I guess you have a 3.4 engine? Here is a link to a write up for an 03 with a 3.4.

    3.4 fuel filter R&R
     
  3. Sep 11, 2011 at 9:27 AM
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    ^ nice link, thanks! it should be added to the stickys above if it hasnt been already
     
  4. Sep 11, 2011 at 10:33 AM
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    Your lucky you don't have a 2.4/2.7L.

    It's a bitch the first time you learn to do it :(
     
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    Your welcome :cheers:
     
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    Thanks for the link!....guess i'll go out in the garage and crawl under...
     
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    I have 85,000 on my Tacoma and I've never changed my filter. I guess I should buy one this week and replace it. Thanks for the link. Looks like a quick and easy job.
     
  8. Sep 11, 2011 at 4:57 PM
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    Glad to help :thumbsup:. That is what makes this forum so good....information exchange. There is so much information out there, but finding it is the key and that is where we help each other.
     
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    It's not bad, but not as easy as it looks. The hard lines and filter fit tightly together, so a bit of carefully-applied "elbow grease" is required. (The careful part is to ensure no damage to, or cross-threading of, the fittings during removal AND installation of the new part.)
     
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    Quick Question. I don't know it would matter or if its just a stupid question, but is there a brand to go with because of my supercharger? Or will a good ol' fram or wix work?
     
  11. Nov 19, 2015 at 7:47 PM
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    Supercharger or not, you should be good with a WIX 33319. FWIW, I installed mine ~4.5yrs and 34K miles ago - zero problems.
     
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    Invest in some line wrenches before you go for it. Or else be extremely careful with the 14mm banjo bolt.

    Also it helped me not to have more than a 1/4 tank of gasoline in the tank. It prevents it from spraying everywhere, even if you depressurize the system.
     
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    oh ok great thanks! yea I was leaning towards the WIX filter
     
  14. Nov 20, 2015 at 3:49 PM
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    its a Toyota truck and that's all the modifications needed
    http://www.ttora.com/forum/showpost.php?p=2423034&postcount=54
     
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    that's what I used.... Just one couple of notes if you never had done it before, 1) don't strip the threads can easily happen 2) don't be afraid to move the fuel lines to line up to the fuel filter threads. Good Luck.
     
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