REMOVE OR DISCONNECT
1.Negative Battery Cable.
2.Relieve fuel system pressure. Refer to Fuel System / Service and Repair . See: Service and Repair
3.Raise vehicle and suitably support.
4.Using back-up wrench, remove fuel filter fitting. CAUTION: If nylon modular fuel sender lines become kinked, and cannot be straightened, they must be replaced.
5.Grasp filter and nylon fuel connection line fitting. Twist quick-connect fitting 1/4 turn in each direction to loosen any dirt within fitting. CAUTION: Safety glasses must be worn when using compressed air, as flying dirt particles may cause eye injury. Clean Using compressed air, blow out dirt from quick-connect fittings at end of fuel filter.
6.Quick connect fitting by pushing inward toward filter and grasping plastic tab around the connector and pull apart. If additional assistance is needed to disconnect the fuel filter quick connector, special tool J 38778 may be used. J 38778 can be placed between the fuel filter and quick connect fitting release mechanism to force the two apart. Care must be taken in order not to bend special tool J 38778.
WARNING: To Reduce the Risk of Fire and Personal Injury:
Before installing a new filter, always apply a few drops of clean engine oil to the male tube end of the filter and to the fuel level meter assembly. This will ensure proper re-connection and prevent a possible fuel leak. (During normal operation, the O-rings located in the female connector will swell and may prevent proper re-connection if not lubricated).
If new fuel line is nicked, scratched or damaged during installation, it must be replaced.
INSTALL OR CONNECT
1.Remove protective caps from new filter.
2.Filter in same position as old filter.
a.Apply a few drops of clean engine oil to the male tube end of the filter and of the fuel sender assembly.
b.Push connectors together to cause the retaining tab fingers to snap into place.
c.Once installed, pull on both ends of each connection to make sure they are secure.
3.Fuel filter fitting using new O-ring. Tighten Use back-up wrench to prevent filter, "O" ring or fuel line damage. Fitting to 27 Nm (20 lbs. ft.).
5.Fuel filler cap.
6.Negative battery cable.
Turn ignition to "ON" position for two seconds, then turn to "OFF" for ten seconds. Again turn to "ON" position, and check for fuel leaks.
Wednesday, March 24th, 2010 AT 3:52 PM