Mechanics

FUEL FILTER

1999 Ford Taurus

Engine Performance problem
1999 Ford Taurus 6 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 194000 miles

Can you show me how to change the fuel filter on my 1999 Taurus Se Wagon? I have located the inline filter but if you have a diagram or pictures with instructions, that would be a big help to me, as I have never worked with an inline filter system before, and I am not a mechanic. I'm just trying to save some money by doing some of the maintenance myself. Thank you so much!

Julie
Oregon
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Gulee89
May 15, 2010.





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The fuel filter is located at the RH rear frame rail adjacent to the RH front corner of the fuel tank.

REMOVAL

WARNING:
BECAUSE OF THE COMBUSTION CHARACTERISTICS OF GASOLINE AND ALCOHOL-BASED FUELS, ALWAYS USE EXTREME CARE WHEN REMOVING AND INSTALLING ANY FUEL SYSTEM COMPONENT.
DO NOT SMOKE, CARRY LIGHTED TOBACCO OR AN OPEN FLAME OF ANY TYPE WHEN FUELING VEHICLE OR WHEN WORKING ON OR NEAR ANY FUEL-RELATED COMPONENT. HIGHLY FLAMMABLE MIXTURES ARE ALWAYS PRESENT AND MAY BE IGNITED, RESULTING IN POSSIBLE PERSONAL INJURY.
THE FUEL TUBES LEADING FROM THE FUEL TANK TO THE ENGINE ARE UNDER PRESSURE DURING VEHICLE OPERATION. WHEN FUEL INJECTED ENGINES ARE TURNED OFF, THE FUEL IN THE FUEL TUBES REMAINS PRESSURIZED FOR LONG PERIODS OF TIME TO PROVIDE QUICK START-UPS. SPECIAL PROCEDURES FOR SERVICING THESE PRESSURIZED FUEL SYSTEMS ARE OUTLINED. THESE PROCEDURES SHOULD BE FOLLOWED TO PREVENT ACCIDENTAL SPRAYING OF FUEL, CAUSING PERSONAL INJURY OR A FIRE HAZARD.
DO NOT SWALLOW FUEL OF ANY KIND. FUELS SUCH AS FUEL ETHANOL AND GASOLINE OR MIXTURES OF THESE FUELS ARE HIGHLY TOXIC AND IF SWALLOWED CAN CAUSE DEATH OR PERMANENT INJURY. IMMEDIATELY SEEK MEDICAL ATTENTION FROM A PHYSICIAN OR POISON CONTROL CENTER TO TREAT ANYONE WHO HAS SWALLOWED FUEL. BE AWARE THAT IF FUEL IS SWALLOWED, THE ONSET OF POTENTIAL ILL HEALTH EFFECTS MAY BE DELAYED 12-24 HOURS. AVOID INHALING FUEL VAPORS. INHALING TOO MUCH FUEL VAPOR OF ANY KIND CAN LEAD TO EYE AND RESPIRATORY TRACT IRRITATION. IN SEVERE CASES, EXCESSIVE OR PROLONGED BREATHING OF FUEL VAPORS CAN CAUSE SERIOUS ILLNESS AND PERMANENT INJURY. AVOID GETTING FUEL LIQUID IN YOUR EYES. IF YOU GET ANY FUEL IN YOUR EYES, REMOVE CONTACT LENSES (IF WORN), FLUSH IMMEDIATELY WITH PLENTY OF WATER FOR AT LEAST 15 MINUTES AND SEEK MEDICAL ATTENTION.
ALLOWING ANY FUEL TO GET IN YOUR EYES WILL CAUSE SEVERE IRRITATION. FAILURE TO SEEK PROPER MEDICAL ATTENTION FOR FUEL CONTACT WITH THE EYES COULD LEAD TO PERMANENT INJURY.
IF YOU GET ANY FUEL ON YOUR SKIN, WASH WITH SOAP AND WATER. REPEATED OR PROLONGED SKIN CONTACT WITH FUEL LIQUID OR VAPOR CAUSES SKIN IRRITATION. MAKE SURE YOU WASH YOUR HANDS BEFORE HANDLING FOOD.
FUELS CONTAINING GASOLINE SUCH AS FUEL ETHANOL MAY CONTAIN BENZENE, WHICH IS A CANCER-CAUSING AGENT.
IF YOU ARE TAKING MEDICATION FOR THE TREATMENT OF ALCOHOLISM, SUCH AS ANTABUSE OR OTHER FORMS OF DISULFIRAM, SKIN CONTACT WITH FUEL ETHANOL OR BREATHING THEIR VAPORS CAN CAUSE THE SAME KIND OF ADVERSE REACTION AS DRINKING ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES. IN SENSITIVE INDIVIDUALS, SERIOUS PERSONAL INJURY OR SICKNESS COULD RESULT. IF YOU ARE TAKING SUCH MEDICATION, YOU SHOULD TAKE EXTRA CARE TO AVOID SKIN CONTACT WITH FUEL AND TO AVOID BREATHING ITS VAPORS. IF YOU DO GET FUEL ON YOUR SKIN,WASH IT OFF IMMEDIATELY. CONSULT A PHYSICIAN PROMPTLY IF YOU EXPERIENCE AN ADVERSE REACTION.

1.Perform Fuel System Pressure Relief procedure.
2.Remove push connect fittings at both ends of fuel filter and base.
3.Remove fuel filter and base from bracket by loosening mounting clamp enough to allow fuel filter and base to pass through.

INSTALLATION
1.Install fuel filter and base in bracket, ensuring proper direction of flow as noted earlier. Locate fuel filter and base against tab at lower end of bracket. NOTE: The flow direction arrow should be positioned forward and downward to ensure proper flow of fuel through replacement fuel filter and base.
2.Install push connect fittings at both ends of fuel filter and base.
3.Tighten mounting clamp to 1.7-2.8 N.m (15-24 Lb-In) .
4.Start engine and inspect for leaks.

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Rasmataz
May 15, 2010.


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