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Best way to get to fuel filter??

Discussion in '4 Cylinder' started by wolfgang123, Dec 16, 2010.

  1. Dec 16, 2010 at 6:16 PM
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    wolfgang123

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    So i went to change my fuel filter today and noticed that its DIRECTLY under the intake manifold!! i read about taking the wheel off and getting to it that way but even then i couldnt see how to truelly get at it? am i going to have to remove the manifold to change it?
     
  2. Dec 16, 2010 at 7:14 PM
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    loeborg

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    I'd like to know the answer as well.
     
  3. Dec 16, 2010 at 7:26 PM
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    chris4x4

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    When I did mine, I removed the intake manifold. But....I also installed a supercharger at the same time :eek: You can get to it from the driver side wheel well, but its tight. The only other option is to remove the intake manifold.
     
  4. Dec 16, 2010 at 8:41 PM
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    uhh i thought about intake manafold...anything special with that or can i just remove and re-install?
     
  5. Dec 16, 2010 at 9:27 PM
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    chris4x4

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    Nothin special. Its a 2 peice manifold, but its pretty straight forward.
     
  6. Dec 17, 2010 at 5:57 AM
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    ok i guess i will take the manifold off then
     
  7. Dec 17, 2010 at 5:59 AM
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    98tacoma27

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  8. Dec 17, 2010 at 6:51 AM
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    I looked at mine too and thought the samething. I wonder if a good set of crowsfoot will work?
     
  9. Dec 17, 2010 at 10:37 AM
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    mdub

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    I used a set of crowsfoot to make sure I had a good hold on the nuts. Last thing I wanted to do was jack something up in such a small space. I have a 3" body lift on the truck (it came with with or it wouldn't have it) and that made my swap a lot easier, just plan on busting some knuckles, cursing a little, have a beer in the middle to calm down for the installation....
     
  10. Dec 18, 2010 at 1:16 PM
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    im just going to take the manifold off :(
     
  11. Jan 17, 2011 at 4:55 PM
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    Just did mine. It is my first toyota truck and I have some good sized paws. I went through the wheel well. Next time I'll have a have a beer or two and curse before I start. One or two midway through(curses and beers), and 2 more to celebrate[​IMG].
     
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