FUEL FILTER

  • Tiny
  • Alamet
  • 1988 MERCURY COUGAR
  • 6 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC

Replacing a fuel filter on a 1988 Cougar

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Thursday, December 2nd, 2010 AT 7:18 PM

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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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