DO NOT SMOKE OR CARRY LIGHTED TOBACCO OR OPEN FLAME OF ANY TYPE WHEN WORKING ON OR NEAR ANY FUEL-RELATED COMPONENT. HIGHLY FLAMMABLE MIXTURES ARE ALWAYS PRESENT AND MAY BE IGNITED, RESULTING IN POSSIBLE PERSONAL INJURY.
FUEL IN THE FUEL SYSTEM REMAINS UNDER HIGH PRESSURE EVEN WHEN THE ENGINE IS NOT RUNNING. BEFORE REPAIRING OR DISCONNECTING ANY OF THE FUEL SYSTEM COMPONENTS, THE FUEL SYSTEM PRESSURE MUST BE RELIEVED TO PREVENT ACCIDENTAL SPRAYING OF FUEL, CAUSING PERSONAL INJURY OR A FIRE HAZARD.
1.Disconnect the battery ground cable. For additional information, refer to Battery.
2.Relieve the fuel system pressure.
3.Raise the vehicle. For additional information, refer to Maintenance/Service and Repair.
4.Remove the left front wheel and tire assembly. For additional information, refer to Wheels, Tires, and Alignment.
5.Remove the left wheel well splash shield screws and pin-type fasteners.
6.Disconnect the fuel line R-clip fittings.
7.Remove the bolt at the fuel filter bracket and remove the filter.
8.If necessary, separate the filter from the bracket for reuse.
1.To install, reverse the removal procedure. NOTE: When the battery is disconnected and reconnected, some abnormal drive symptoms may occur while the vehicle relearns its adaptive strategy. The vehicle may need to be driven 16 km (10 miles) or more to relearn the strategy.
Sunday, March 14th, 2010 AT 6:01 PM