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Fuel Filter?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas' started by RedTaco02, Jun 8, 2008.

  1. Jun 8, 2008 at 11:42 AM
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    RedTaco02

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    Is there anything special I need to do when changing my fuel filter. I don't have my manual with me. Anything would be helpful.
     
  2. Jun 8, 2008 at 12:09 PM
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    It can be tricky. Because the hard lines go into it at both ends, makes it tricky to get out and back in. I ended up disconnecting the hard lines from the body several feet in both directions from the filter so you cold drop the lines down a bit and give yourself enough room to work (remove/install).
    Here's some factory service manuals
    http://www.ncttora.com/fsm/index.html

    Make sure you have a bucket to allow the gas to drip into. Have a fire extinquisher handy just in case.

    You don't need to do anything to the system...just remove old filter and install new one. Make sure you don't have any leaks.

    If you have trouble getting the lines off - spray PB blaster and let it soke. Don't torque too much on the lines - or else you could twist the hard lines. If you twist a hard line and rip it, you've got a much more difficult job to tackle.
    **this is what I remember when doing it on my 96 years ago.
     
  3. Jun 8, 2008 at 2:29 PM
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    Thanks man. I was just unsure if there was something I needed to do to my system.
     
  4. Jun 8, 2008 at 2:31 PM
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  5. Jun 8, 2008 at 3:38 PM
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  6. Jun 8, 2008 at 3:44 PM
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  7. Jun 9, 2008 at 2:53 AM
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    Yeah, sorry about that.
     
  8. Jun 9, 2008 at 5:00 AM
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    :D
    Thanks Chris & RidgeRunner...

    No worries either way. I get that all the time.

    Good luck with the fuel filter removal Red!
     
  9. Jun 9, 2008 at 1:16 PM
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    Thanks for the info. IT was messy, but no probs.
     
  10. Jun 10, 2008 at 1:46 PM
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    You really shouldn't ever have to change the fuel filter, it's another great way the dealership makes money off nothing.

    Unless.. you got something in your tank other than gas. Like mud.
     
  11. Jun 10, 2008 at 2:01 PM
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    Hey, RedTaco02. You have a pretty sweet list of mods, but your photo gallery is a barren wasteland of nothingness.:D You should address that sometime. Sorry to change the subject.
     
  12. Jun 17, 2008 at 5:22 PM
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    Hey, yeah I need to put some pics on here. I haven't really taken ant pics of my truck. The only ones I have are with just the lift. I travel alot so I don't really think about taking pics, too worried about getting ready for my next trip. I will put some pics on when I get back to GA. should be around the middle of July. Thanks for reminding me though.
     
  13. Jun 22, 2008 at 4:41 PM
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    am new to these and am having problems finding the fuel filter on my 02 3.4 4dr 2wd ive looked all over the truck and cant seem to find it ..
     
  14. Jun 22, 2008 at 4:49 PM
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    Welcome to the forum! Im not sure what year they started putting it in the tank, but you may want to check along the frame on the driver side. :)
     
  15. Jun 22, 2008 at 4:56 PM
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    thanks glad to be on ! ive checked along the frame and havent seen it i traced the line off the tank to the motor and nothing havent seen it ... but theres a possibility it could be in the tank?
     
  16. Jun 22, 2008 at 4:58 PM
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    chris4x4

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    Yes. If its in the tank, you dont need to service it. FWIW, if you have to service it, you either have to remove the tank to get to it, or (what I prefer) remove the bed and get to it like that. :)
     
  17. Jun 22, 2008 at 5:02 PM
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    if am gonna do that might as well change the fuel pump ... but i went to the parts store and they gave me a fuel filter
     
  18. Jun 22, 2008 at 5:06 PM
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    chris4x4

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    Well, like I said, Im not sure what year they started putting them in the tank. Start a new post, and that should get the attention of someone who knows. :)
     
  19. Jun 22, 2008 at 5:08 PM
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    The fuel pump is located in the tank IIRC, but I could be wrong and it wouldn't be the first time nor the last. The fuel filter is located on the inner part of the frame and is directly under the driver's seat and is a black tube looking thing. Here's how it looks like:

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    And the link below is a DIY on how to change it out, just scroll down towards the bottom of the page when you click on the link.

    http://www.4x4wire.com/toyota/maintenance/tacoma_4runner_30k/maintenancep5.html
     
  20. Jun 22, 2008 at 5:15 PM
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    see i got the same fuel filter at the parts store but i dont see it on the truck
     
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