WHICH IS THE PROPER WAY TO REMOVE, AND REPLACE THE FUEL FILTER?
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1995 Oldsmobile Achieva
I need to change my fuel filter but I dont know the correct way how to; explain for me, please!
Thursday, August 2nd, 2012 AT 6:23 AM
You will need the following tools: a 3/8" fuel line disconnect tool, a 16mm open end wrench, a 20mm open end wrench, and a 10mm 3/8 drive socket and a 3/8 drive rachet, a jack and a jack stand.
After you locate the filter and jack up the car, you will need to secure the car with a jack stand and set your parking brake.
You will want to remove the fuel line on the side of the filter with the quick connect first.
To do this put the disconnect tool inside the line. Push the line towards the filter first then pull it away to release it from the filter.
Next put the 16mm wrench on the fuel line and the 20mm wrench on the filter hold the filter side still while rotating the other side counter clock wise until it all the way out.
Then you will need the 10mm socket to remove the bolt that holds the strap to the frame.
Then your filter is free.
Repeat steps backwards to reinstal new filter.
The part number for the filter is 33311 WIX.
Thursday, August 2nd, 2012 AT 8:56 AM
Good answer, just be careful of any fuel leaking out.
Thursday, August 2nd, 2012 AT 10:10 AM
Thank you sir, and thank you for the help you have given me as well. I am a young and eager mechanic with my own small mobile mechanic service hoping to be called the best some day! But there is still lots to learn so I read all your replies every day trying to learn. Again thank you.