Fuel Filter And Lines
NOTE: Before replacing a fuel filter it is necessary to relieve fuel system pressure, see MAINTENANCE PROCEDURES.
The fuel filter is located under the left rear of the car, next to the fuel tank.
WARNING: To reduce the risk of fire and personal injury when the fuel line is disconnected, cover the fuel line with a shop cloth to collect the fuel, and then place the cloth in an approved container.
Raise car on hoist.
Remove fuel lines from filter. Use backup wrench on the filter.
Remove the filter from the car.
Install the new filter in position loosely.
Using new O-rings, install the fuel lines into the filter.
Bolt onto frame and check for leaks.
Lower the car.
START the engine and inspect for leaks.
OTHER FILTERS AND STRAINERS
A woven plastic filter is located on the lower end of the fuel pick-up pipe in the fuel tank. This filter prevents dirt from entering the fuel line and also stops water from entering the fuel system, unless the filter becomes completely submerged in water. This filter is self-cleaning and normally requires no maintenance. Fuel blockage at this point indicates that the fuel tank contains an abnormal amount of sediment or water. Therefore, the fuel tank should be removed and thoroughly cleaned and the tank filter replaced.
Monday, July 19th, 2010 AT 7:55 PM