The fuel filter/fuel pressure regulator (Fig. 3) is located at top of fuel pump module on top of fuel tank (Fig. 4).
Fuel pump module removal is not necessary for filter/regulator removal.
Drain fuel tank and remove tank. Refer to Fuel Tank Removal/Installation.
Clean area around filter/regulator to prevent contaminants from entering pump module.
The fuel filter/regulator is pressed into a rubber grommet. Remove by twisting and pulling straight up. CAUTION: Do not pull filter/regulator more than three inches from fuel pump module. Damage to coiled fuel tube (line) may result.
Fig. 5 Fuel Tube And Clamp - Typical
Gently cut old fuel tube (line) clamp (Fig. 5) taking care not to damage plastic fuel tube. Remove and discard old fuel tube clamp.
Remove plastic fuel tube from filter/regulator by gently pulling downward. Remove filter/regulator from fuel pump module.