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Fuel filter replacement

Discussion in 'Technical Chat' started by Bambigular, Feb 9, 2009.

  1. Bambigular

    Bambigular [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I have a 04 DC V6, I know where the fuel filter is, but where do you disconnect the wire to feed the fuel to the motor. In my past car it was under the passenger seat. Any info will be appreciated.
     
  2. chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Staff Member

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    If your trying to de preserize the fuel line, you can pull the EFI fuse and crank the engine over a few times.
     
  3. tacomaman06

    tacomaman06 Carolina Alliance: Lead, follow, or get the hell o Staff Member

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    what chris said.................................but when i do mine.........i dont ever de-pressurize mine................just undo the lines where they are "clamped" onto the frame, then undo the nuts............then pull. there isnt alot of gas that comes out, but de-pressurizing may be a good idea.
     
  4. chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Staff Member

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    being as I most always have a lit cigar nearby, I have become a fan of depresurizing fuel lines. :anonymous:
     
  5. tacomaman06

    tacomaman06 Carolina Alliance: Lead, follow, or get the hell o Staff Member

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    definitely a good idea for you then brotha!!:D

    i usually smoke after i have the filter changed....................but i wash my hands since i have gas all over them. made that mistake before with hairspray!:eek:
     
  6. Bambigular

    Bambigular [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for all the info guys but chris4x4 you must have missed the myth buster show when they busted the myth about a cigarette or cigar lighting fuel:D
     
  7. tacomaman06

    tacomaman06 Carolina Alliance: Lead, follow, or get the hell o Staff Member

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    i must have missed that one too.................but i dont wanna try............my luck=shit would blow up/burn down!!:D
     
  8. chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Staff Member

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    Weather or not it ignites, I dont want to be on the receiveing end of a bad desision. ;)
     
  9. Bambigular

    Bambigular [OP] Well-Known Member

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    After you pull the EFI fuse does it throw any codes up for disconnecting the fuse?
     
  10. wildjerseyfirefighter

    wildjerseyfirefighter I sell fishing and fishing accessories

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    nope..Just dosent start. I do it all the time at work when i change fuel filters. Just dont forget to put it back in when your done.

    I usually cycle the key a few times to get the fuel pump to get fuel into the lines again.
     
  11. PatHLC128

    PatHLC128 College.

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    when i replaced my fuel filter on my 02 4runner i just undid the gas cap before i started. it worked fine.
     
  12. wildjerseyfirefighter

    wildjerseyfirefighter I sell fishing and fishing accessories

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    i think if you read the Chiltons, they recommend doing both.
     
  13. Bambigular

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    That's great info! especially cuz I'm new to the Tacoma world.
     
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    wildjerseyfirefighter I sell fishing and fishing accessories

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    well..guess its on my to-do list. Dang, i spent all my money on driving lights and beer. lol
     
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    Correct me if I'm wrong... the EFI fuse controls the injectors... I didn't think it also controled the fuel pump?... I thought if you pulled that fuse, the injectors would not cycle the fuel pump would run and you'd reach the max operating presure of the FPR...

    I've always been told to disconnect the pump, start engine and let die to release the presure.

    Can somebody let me know I'm wrong or right?
     
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    Anyone?

    Just seems even if it disconnected the power to the pump and the injectors then cranking it like that would do nothing to relieve the presure.
     
  17. chris4x4

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    You would think that it would do that, but it allows the injectors to de presurize.
     
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    I'm not saying your wrong.. but any idea how?

    this has been on my mind all night.
     
  19. monoman

    monoman Time to get dirty!

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    Hey, nothing here, stop doing that!!
    Just look to your right! ->
    Just a quick question guys, I've got 66,000 on my '03 Dbl Cab, should I change mine, i'ts never been done..... How often should you change them?
     
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