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Fuel filter replacement

Discussion in 'Technical Chat' started by genxer36, Apr 8, 2009.

  1. Apr 8, 2009 at 11:57 PM
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    From Toyota's website

    For 2nd gens.
    The fuel filter is typically not a scheduled maintenance item and only requires replacement if necessary. Please consult with your local dealer for additional information concerning fuel filter maintenance.
     
  2. Apr 9, 2009 at 3:16 AM
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    Post some information about how to do it....
    The title is misleading and people are gonna come here looking for tips.
    You've offered nothing in this post.

    Dont' forget - there are differences between the 1st & 2nd gen filters.
     
  3. Apr 9, 2009 at 3:36 AM
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    This is exactly the information I was looking for a few weeks ago :D.

    My bf is a service tech at another dealer, so I asked him what routine maintenance items I was going to be needing and which things he could help me with, one of the questions he asked was if my truck has a servicable fuel filter, I didn't know so I looked it up.

    True, the difference in 1st gen and 2nd gen should have been noted.

    And just FYI the fuel filter is located in the gas tank on 2nd gens.
     
  4. Apr 9, 2009 at 4:22 AM
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    For 95.5-04 Tacomas only:
    Please note this information may vary to your own truck. USE at your own risk.

    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/1st-gen-tacomas/9941-fuel-filter.html
    (scroll down for fuel filter)
    http://www.4x4wire.com/toyota/maintenance/tacoma_4runner_30k/maintenancep5.html

    And service manuals (scroll down to find your truck)
    http://www.ncttora.com/fsm/index.html

    I changed my filter on my 96 tacoma 3.4L - and here's what I did:
    It's located along the drivers side frame rail.
    *Disconnect battery
    *Have fire extinquisher available and ready just in case
    *Have a bucket ready to catch gas
    *Disconnect fuel lines at both ends of the filter (be careful not to twist the lines). Use PB blaster or other penetrating lubricant if you have trouble getting the nuts loose. Be prepared, gas will come out.
    *Disconnect the hard lines from the body mounts (both sides). This will give you the necessary room to remove the filter
    *Remove filter
    *Re-connect new filter, tighten fittings
    *Clean up the area
    *Start up vehicle. It may hesitate briefly.
    *Check for leaks

    Fuel filter looks like this. Location & attachment varies between 4cy & 6cyl.
    [​IMG]
     
  5. Aug 21, 2009 at 3:09 PM
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    I read somewhere here on the forum for preventive future maintenance requirements- to refill your gas on 2nd gen tacos before the fuel level gets to low because the fuel pump is in the tank and uses the gas to keep itself cool. this would obviously be more important during the summer time...


    here is the link to a replacement filter that does not cost $500 plus labor at the dealer and does not require the tank to be taken off in order to change, quite interesting

    http://www.urdusa.com/product_info....=1260518592&osCsid=omunssni8pk1socu5533f5coe6
     
  6. Sep 21, 2009 at 11:55 PM
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    That's funny. I always get fuel when the light comes on. LOL

    Seriously though, that's nice to know about the whole fuel filter thing. It's nice to know that you can replace it with an aftermarket part if necessary and it's not too expensive.

    It really makes one wonder why Toyota made it into a combination unit pump/filter.
     
  7. Oct 30, 2009 at 3:57 AM
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    WoW,, I totally missed your post. maybe the filter will last longer from being immersed in the gasoline for most of its life span,excluding times of really low level fuel conditions. A real pita to change though so I don't know if the good outweighs the bad. I do not read to many posts about people having to change the 2nd gen filters so maybe it is not so bad
     
  8. Oct 30, 2009 at 4:05 AM
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  9. Oct 30, 2009 at 2:20 PM
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    is this your engine model - 2TR-FE I-4
     
  10. Jun 13, 2010 at 7:23 AM
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    dodge has been doing it since the 90s, all the manufacturers are trending toward this, it sux but what can you do.its called planned obsolecense. this lowers the service life of the entire fuel system from the pump to the injectors. therfore they sell more parts, also imagine the savings toyota had not having to buy a one dollar fuel filter for the millions of cars and trucks they make every year,not to mention having to pay workers to install them on the line.as far as the filter being part of the pump.. most cases thats crap. its usualy a screen that mounts to the bottom of the unit and its pretty coarse.its only ment to keep the larger particles out of the pump.i have taken apart several pump moduals, although not from a taco. i have never found any other filter inside other than the one stated above.as far as the fuel cooling the pump. this is verry true and i try not to let it get below 1/8th tank. remember your pump sits in the lowest part of the tank called the sump section.this is also your reserve.like when your truck reads empty you still have a little fuel left and its more than enough to cover the pump. you just dont want to run out, as the impellers inside the pump itself are usualy plastic composite.they burn up and you lose pressure and volume.sorry about the long post lol
     
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    I was going to change mine till I found out if was in the tank that sucks
     
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    awesome info
     
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    Gas is much cleaner than it used to be, and what is the big deal about pulling a fuel tank every 250k miles or so? I would rather do that than get to the one my 94 pickup had...it was mounted UNDER the fuel injection manifold and above the starter...It was either do it all by touch, or pull the starter first, and as I recall, the starter was much easier to reinstall with a helper on top.

    On the other hand, I have to pull the tank and do serious dismantlement to change the fuel filter on my BMW R1150R Rockster. Far worse with the RT models.

    Or my worst job recently, pull the steering knuckles on my 07 Dodge Ram 1500, including splitting the ball joints and tie rods just to change out the "sealed for life" POS front wheel bearings that failed EARLY and OFTEN. Ideally, once the brake was removed, three bolts would come out and the bearing assembly should fall on your toes, but since it was a steel bearing assembly and a aluminum knuckle, there was severe corrosion and it had to go on the 20 ton shop press.

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    I generally change my fuel filter every 20k km (on my other vehicles)

    We have very dirty fuel here. But seeing this post ... Makes me kind of unhappy that I can't just crawl under the truck and replace the $10 filter.
     
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    My 2008 taco has a inline fuel filter in the engine compartment.Maybe a add on??
    Anyone have this similar situation?
     
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    Makes me rethink my decision on buying a Toyota Tacoma....savings for Toyota means a screwing for the consumer!.They are becoming to Westernized...pinch a penny,F-ck the consumer!!.
     
  17. Apr 10, 2011 at 8:29 PM
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    I wouldn't change from buying a Tacoma just because you can't access a fuel filter.

    I have a 2005 with 172,600 miles. Haven't touched the the fuel filter. Absolutely zero issues from a clogged filter. Only repairs so far: Wheel bearing last week, U-Joint @ 120,000 miles, Battery @ 5 years. Show me any other manufacturer that you can get that quality out of. Every other vehicle I have owned, never made it that far without major repairs.
     
  18. Apr 12, 2011 at 4:40 PM
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    genxer:I believe your correct on the quality,BUT,whats next from a trusted automanufacturer.There is no "real" savings for Toyota or any manufacturer to pull this type of inconvience....a filter,does just that,it filters.If me or anyone else wants to do some, in the future ,preventative maintenance, it is not an easy task....now;just another way to suck more cash(if u have it) out of the consumer for no acceptable reason....for them yes.... $$$$$.
     
  19. Aug 1, 2011 at 10:03 AM
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    I have a 2007 Dbl Cab OR edition with 137,000 miles on it. Had just the same maintenance besides the U-Joint. Just battery and wheel bearing and no problems with fuel. I might install the Walbro 255 Pump and Kit for 2005+ Tacomas. It replaces the In-Tank Stock fuel pump with a Larger External Tank.
    Walbro 255 Pump and Kit for 2005+ Tacoma
     
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    Like the saying goes. "If it isn't broke, don't fix it!"
     
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