1997 Buick Lesabre Fuel filter

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  • 1997 BUICK LESABRE
  • 3.8L
  • 6 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 142,500 MILES
How do I change the fuel filter on my 1997 Buick LeSabre?
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Saturday, October 18th, 2014 AT 8:21 AM

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REMOVAL PROCEDURE

IMPORTANT : There is no service interval for in-line fuel filter replacement. Only replace the in-line fuel filter if it is restricted.

Relieve the fuel system pressure.
Raise the vehicle.
Remove the quick-connect fitting at the fuel feed line (2).
Remove the threaded connection (5) at in-line fuel filter.
Inspect the fuel lines, O-rings for cuts, swelling, cracks, and distortion. Replace the lines as required.
Inspect the fuel return line (3).
Inspect the fuel vent pipe (4).
Drain any remaining fuel into an approved gasoline container.

INSTALLATION PROCEDURE

NOTICE : Always re-attach the fuel lines and fuel filter with all original type fasteners and hardware. Do not repair sections of fuel pipes. If damaged, rep lace.

Remove the protective caps from the new in-line fuel filter.
Install the new plastic connector retainers on the in-line fuel filter inlet and outlet. Install the new plastic connector retainers in the same position as on the old in-line fuel filter.
Install the quick-connect fitting at the inlet of the in-line fuel filter.
Install the threaded connection at the in-line fuel filter.
Lower the vehicle.
Tighten the fuel tank filler pipe cap.
Install the negative battery cable.

Turn the ignition switch ON for 2 seconds.
Turn the ignition switch OFF for 10 seconds.
Turn the ignition switch ON
Check for fuel leaks.
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