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Fuel Filter

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by cajunboi, Jul 23, 2009.

  1. Jul 23, 2009 at 9:46 AM
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    Can anyone give me a link to a guide for the fuel filter replacement on my '04 4x4 Tacoma?

    Thanks
     
  2. Jul 23, 2009 at 9:50 AM
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  3. Jul 23, 2009 at 9:51 AM
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    Oh...........what motor do you have?
     
  4. Jul 23, 2009 at 10:38 AM
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    I can't find the 6 banger filter. I believe it is inline on the frame rail though.

    Here is the FSM.

    Also, both the 4 and 6 banger have a sock filter on the inlet of the fuel pump.
     
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    Your fuel filter is located under the exhaust manifold. You'll need to undo the manifold to get the filer out.
     
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    Is that for the 6 cylinder?
     
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    No, 4 banger. The filter for the 6 is under the driver's side seat on the inner frame rail.
     
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    The 4 banger should be under the intake, not exhaust. Or did they move it on the 01 -04"s? Mine 98 was under the intake.
     
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    Doh, I got them mixed up again, thanks for the correction. :D
     
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    :rofl: Between the two of us, we were bound to get something right. :thumbsup:
     
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    If you have the 3.4L - it's mounted on the underside of the floor board inside of the frame rail underneath the drivers side door.

    Easy replacement..... Have bucket & fire extinguisher in hand....

    Just unscrew it (being careful not to twist/kink lines). In order to get the lines out of the filter fittings, I had to unscrew the mounting brackets that hold the hard lines to the body on both sides of the filter.....that'll give you enough room to get the lines out of the filter.

    Get a 'flare wrench' to do the job and you might want to coat/soak the fittings with PB blaster and let them sit (to penetrate the rust).
     
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    Any reason to not run one in that location on the 4 cylinder?
     
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    Why the need? You'll only need to replace the thing once, maybe twice in the lifetime of your truck. Toyota calls the fuel filter a non-maintenance item.
     
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    I don't see why you couldn't move it to the frame rail like the V6 is.
     
  17. Jul 23, 2009 at 11:17 AM
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    Thanks for all the replies. I have the 6 cylinder. It doesnt sound like a tough job although I am wondering why I would need a 'flare wrench' to do this.

    I know Toyota doesnt call this a maintenance item but I just dont buy that. I have 70k miles and have never changed it and others on here say how dirty their filter was when they removed it. I run 87 octane gas in New Orleans and can only imagine what some of the gas station tanks here look like after sitting under water as long as they did. I imagine the gas Im putting in my truck has a little trash in it.

    I am planning to include this in my basic tuneup.

    I am replacing rotors (had to turn them at last brake job and now they are warped)
    Fuel Filter (never changed)
    Oil and filter
    Air Filter (been awhile, recommendations? is a K&N worth it or is it BS)
    Spark Plugs (never changed)
    Should I change PCV valve?
    What about plug wires?
    How about time for seafoam?
     
  18. Jul 23, 2009 at 11:22 AM
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    You don't need a flare wrench per say. It will just help avoid rounding the fittings as they may be "stuck".
     
  19. Jul 23, 2009 at 11:27 AM
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    What is your opinion on K&N filters? I have always figured that the filter wasnt necessarily the bottleneck of the intake system so it wouldnt make that much of a difference. However, there are others that swear by them.

    On spark plugs, the gap is .44?

    Also, whats the best way to do the seafoam? I have seen some put in gas tank and others do on vacuum hose on intake.
     
  20. Jul 23, 2009 at 11:29 AM
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    Exactly.

    Flare wrench offers a better 'grab' on the fittings and less likely to round off the corners.
     
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