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Fuel Filter change?

Discussion in 'Performance and Tuning' started by ETaco23, Mar 6, 2009.

  1. Mar 6, 2009 at 9:53 PM
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    ETaco23

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    I got a new fuel filter and tryed changing it. But hesitated in doing it bc I had a hard time getting it out. I didn't want to bend the fuel lines or anything. Is there a trick or something to doing this? Should I have my local machanic just do it? Some help Please!!! :confused:
     
  2. Mar 6, 2009 at 9:59 PM
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    You need a flare nut wrench set to get the nuts loose around those fuel lines. It was a PITA the one time I did it.
     
  3. Mar 6, 2009 at 10:10 PM
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    I got the nuts loose and off, but I didn't want to damage the lines. Is there something Im missing?
     
  4. Mar 6, 2009 at 10:17 PM
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    So did you get the filter off? If so, you did it correct then. What's the question then?
     
  5. Mar 6, 2009 at 10:24 PM
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    No, After getting everything loose, I couldnt get the lines out of the filter. And I didnt want to bend them or something. What could I do to get the lines out easier?
     
  6. Mar 6, 2009 at 10:29 PM
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    You're supposed to leave the lines in place and undo the bolts on the filter and wiggle the filter out.
     
  7. Mar 6, 2009 at 10:30 PM
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    Ok, I tryed! but didnt get the lines free. I'll have to try it again when I do my plugs next week I geuss!
    Thanks humanoid!
     
  8. Mar 6, 2009 at 10:45 PM
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    Hope I helped some. Let us know how it all works out.
     
  9. Mar 7, 2009 at 3:42 AM
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    When I did mine (on my 96)

    Disconnect the fuel lines from the body - nearest the fuel filter on both sides.

    This will give you enough play in the lines to remove the filter.
     
  10. Mar 7, 2009 at 10:20 AM
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    ^^^Alright ill try that! Do you just pull on them and they pop off or what?
     
  11. Mar 7, 2009 at 10:35 AM
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    Hey how often are you supposed to change out the fuel filter. I have an 06'.
     
  12. Mar 7, 2009 at 10:37 AM
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    Your is in th etank....cant change it as it is part of the fuel pump.
     
  13. Mar 7, 2009 at 10:39 AM
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    Not verry often! poeple usually dont do it. Toyota says there good for the life time of the truck. But its a good idea to change them at around 60-80K miles I guess. (Wouldnt hurt!)
     
  14. Mar 7, 2009 at 10:40 AM
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    ^^^Wow didnt know that!!

    thanks chris!:)
     
  15. Mar 7, 2009 at 10:40 AM
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    Oh okay got yah! Thanks chris!;)
     
  16. Mar 7, 2009 at 10:40 AM
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    Yours is serviceable. You need to change it every so often.
     
  17. Mar 7, 2009 at 10:48 AM
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    ^^Yeah, I tryed it yesterday and failed! But I will give it another shot when I change my plugs. Hope I can get it out the 2nd time!
     
  18. Mar 7, 2009 at 10:48 AM
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    Why cant you get it out? nDid you loose the nuts like Janster said?
     
  19. Mar 7, 2009 at 10:53 AM
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    Yep, but the lines were a PITA! Not enough slack to get them out, and I didnt want to bend the lines. Im ganna try and remove the brackets on both sides to give me more slack in the line. By the way, do I just pull on them and they pop off?
     
  20. Mar 7, 2009 at 10:55 AM
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    I thought that they were threaded into the filter...its been a while since I last changed one....
     
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