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fuel filter question

Discussion in '4 Cylinder' started by cheese7882, Jan 25, 2010.

  1. Jan 25, 2010 at 10:22 PM
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    cheese7882

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    Anyone know of an easy way to change out the fuel filter on a 97 toyota tacoma thats a 4cyl w/ the 2rz engine?
     
  2. Jan 25, 2010 at 10:25 PM
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    08pretaco

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    drop the tank?
     
  3. Jan 25, 2010 at 11:16 PM
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    It's not in the tank, he has a 1st gen Taco. For the 4 banger it's in the engine compartment... see my reply over on TN on how to do it.
     
  4. Jan 25, 2010 at 11:37 PM
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    thanks for the reply. I saw what you put on TN. is it difficult to take off the intake manifold?
     
  5. Jan 26, 2010 at 7:05 AM
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    Alot of people have been able to access it from the driver side fender well.
     
  6. Jan 26, 2010 at 2:45 PM
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    IIRC you don't need to really take out the whole manifold, just get it loose to the point where you can remove the filter.
     
  7. Jan 26, 2010 at 6:45 PM
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    I had to have my dad help me through the top of the engine compartment, and I took off the wheel on the drivers side and had to fit my hands in there and get it out. ONLY USE A TOYOTA GENUINE PART. I used a autozone filter and it failed in a week.
     
  8. Jan 30, 2010 at 5:34 PM
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    i'm glad i found u guys. 3 hrs ago spoke to a service advisor who then asked his 20yr toyota master tech about my 97 2rz fuel filter. he said it's a non serviceable part, and that the whole fuel line would have to be removed. unbelievable. i wonder if it's ever been changed?!
     
  9. Jan 30, 2010 at 5:36 PM
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    Your service advisor is partially correct, the fuel filter is a non-service item, but that doesn't mean you can't change it out.
     
  10. Jan 30, 2010 at 6:51 PM
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    thanks for a quick reply. my search was prompted by looking for answers from my post of last night:

    "As soon as I filled up (10 gal)my '97 2.4L, I've gotten progressively worsening hard detonation, loss of power, no stalling, but shaking. only driven about 10 miles. Can't go faster than 25 fearing something's gonna pop. Added red line complete fuel system-no help.Plan on emptying tank, adding new gas, changing spark plugs. Don't know if I got bad/dirty/cheap gas or water mix. Tanker wasn't delivering at the time. Any recommendations would be greatly appreciated-thanks"

    couldn't change out all gas today, added half a tank of 93 octane. no difference.will do major tuneup sunday. can a valve have gotten bent or burned? engine never overheated, but there seems to be is a clanking sound in 1? cylinder when slightly revving in idle or accelerating in 1st or 2nd gear. if tuneup doesn't help, should compression tests be done? what else can i do??? i can't believe all this because of gas! sorry for the long post
     
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