FUEL FILTER

1988 Mercury Cougar

Tiny

Alamet

December, 2, 2010 AT 7:18 PM

Replacing a fuel filter on a 1988 Cougar

FOUND 2501 RELATED QUESTIONS

1 Answer

Tiny

BMRFIXIT

December, 3, 2010 AT 4:18 AM

Removal

Shut engine off. Depressurize the fuel system
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WARNING: BECAUSE OF THE COMBUSTION CHARACTERISTICS OF GASOLINE, ALWAYS USE EXTREME CARE WHEN REMOVING AND INSTALLING ANY FUEL SYSTEM COMPONENT.

Raise vehicle on hoist.
Remove the push connect fittings at both ends of the filter as outlined.
Install new retainer clips in each push connect fitting.
Remove fuel filter from bracket by loosening worm gear clamp. Note the direction of the flow arrow as installed in the bracket to ensure proper direction of fuel flow through replacement filter.

Installation

Install the fuel filter into the bracket, ensuring the proper direction of flow.
Tighten worm gear clamp to 1.7-2.8 Nm (16-24 lb-in).
Install the push connect fittings onto the filter ends as outlined.
Start engine and check for leaks.
Lower vehicle.

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