Fuel filter replacement?

Tiny
MY63SPLT
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  • 2003 CHEVROLET SILVERADO
  • V8
  • 4WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 53,300 MILES
I cannot locate where canister fuel filter is, I know on older chevys its on the inside of either the rright or left frame rail. Any info is appreciated, this is a threaded fittings on both ends filter can, thanks
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Wednesday, March 31st, 2010 AT 6:29 PM

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Tiny
BLUELIGHTNIN6
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The fuel filter is on the driver side frame rail the instructions for changing it are in the diagrams below along with a guide to help walk you through the steps.

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-change-a-fuel-filter

Check out the diagrams (Below). Please let us know if you need anything else to get the problem fixed.
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Friday, April 19th, 2019 AT 2:25 PM
Tiny
RONNIE HOOVER
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It went on fine just keeps spinning I do not know what to do. Do I need to take the housing off and break the new filter off?
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Thursday, September 10th, 2020 AT 12:17 PM (Merged)
Tiny
HMAC300
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If it is not leaking don't worry about it, it should mount in a bracket on frame. Also, have you left connectors out or o-rings.
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Thursday, September 10th, 2020 AT 12:17 PM (Merged)
Tiny
RONNIE HOOVER
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I fixed lol. It was not threaded on right.
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Thursday, September 10th, 2020 AT 12:17 PM (Merged)
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KEN
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Nice work, we are here to help, please use 2CarPros anytime.

Cheers, Ken
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Thursday, September 10th, 2020 AT 12:17 PM (Merged)
Tiny
MCALISTER
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I am changing my fuel filter. How do I release the pressure in my fuel line? Do I need to pull a certain fuse?
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Thursday, September 10th, 2020 AT 12:18 PM (Merged)
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KONIK20
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Hi
pull out fuel pomp fuse, start car, wait until it stops running, there is no pressure now in fuel line, u can work on fuel filter now.
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Thursday, September 10th, 2020 AT 12:18 PM (Merged)
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RROBERTSON
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Where is the fuel filter located on a 2001 Chevy Silverado? How hard is it to change and does it require any special tools?
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Thursday, September 10th, 2020 AT 12:18 PM (Merged)
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GILBERT CASTRO
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The fuel filter is located under the truck on the drivers side chassis chrome in color with a black clamp. Line wrenches would work best any other wrench would round the nuts.
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Thursday, September 10th, 2020 AT 12:18 PM (Merged)
Tiny
SCHNIDLY
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  • 2001 CHEVROLET SILVERADO
Engine Performance problem
2001 Chevy Silverado V8 Four Wheel Drive Automatic

Can anyone tell me how to replace the fuel filter on my 2001 Silverado? Do I need a special tool to remove the filter and do I need to take the pressure out of the fuel line? Can I take my chances by not relieving the fuel pressure before removing the old fuel filter?

Thank you,

Rick
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Thursday, September 10th, 2020 AT 12:18 PM (Merged)
Tiny
RHALL77
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Yes some for sure depending on the truck had a special tool. Some didnt. Some you could just use wrenchs. As for fuel pressure, I would for SURE relieve the fuel pressure. TRUST ME relive the fuel pressure.
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Thursday, September 10th, 2020 AT 12:18 PM (Merged)
Tiny
SCHNIDLY
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How would I go about relieving the fuel pressure, is there a valve somewhere on the engine I can open to let it out?
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Thursday, September 10th, 2020 AT 12:18 PM (Merged)
Tiny
RHALL77
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The safest way to do it is pull the fuel pump relay and start the vehicle and let it run the rest of the fuel out of the system. Then you will be ready.
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Thursday, September 10th, 2020 AT 12:18 PM (Merged)
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JJ52391
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I have a 2001 silverado 5.3 liter engine, where can I find the fuel filter?
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Thursday, September 10th, 2020 AT 12:19 PM (Merged)
Tiny
2CEXPT
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If its not in the fuel tank, its in a clip on the inside edge of the frame rail, just about under the drivers seat.
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Thursday, September 10th, 2020 AT 12:19 PM (Merged)
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CAMP1974
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New help putting fuel filter together.
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Thursday, September 10th, 2020 AT 12:19 PM (Merged)
Tiny
SCGRANTURISMO
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Hello,

I have included the information you requested in the diagrams down below. Let us know if there anything else that we can help you with.

Thanks,
Alex
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Thursday, September 10th, 2020 AT 12:19 PM (Merged)
Tiny
LAWSTHEBOSS
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  • 4.3L
  • 6 CYL
  • 2WD
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I need to replace the fuel filter in my truck and I was wondering if there is anything vehicle specific that I need to do or know before changing the filter? I am a novice when it comes to vehicle maintenance, but I have been trying to do more of it on my own when maintenance is required so that I can get better and more familiar with it. Thanks for the help!

Adam
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Thursday, September 10th, 2020 AT 12:19 PM (Merged)
Tiny
JDL
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Just make sure no fuel pressure on the system before taking any fuel lines loose. Usually after the vehicle sets overnight without the key being cycled there is not much pressure, but, you still need to be aware. Use a catch pan, gas will probably run out of the lines, if too much gas, plug the line until you go back with new filter. Do not work on it in an enclosed area, where there might be a pilot light lit somewhere. If arrow on filter, arrow points to front of vehicle.
Usually with my size, I do not have to raise and support the vehicle to get at the filter, if you do have to raise and support the vehicle, be safe, there are safety issues working under any vehicle.
At the top of page, vehicle repair guides, link. A lot of good information.
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Thursday, September 10th, 2020 AT 12:19 PM (Merged)
Tiny
RBARRERA
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Need to know where the fuel filter is locate
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Thursday, September 10th, 2020 AT 12:20 PM (Merged)

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