2001 Pontiac Sunfire gas filter

Tiny
JOANNESUE
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  • 2001 PONTIAC SUNFIRE
  • 4 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 94,000 MILES
How do I change the gas filter and where is it located
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Saturday, September 25th, 2010 AT 11:23 AM

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Tiny
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The fuel filter is located on the cross member just forward of the fuel tank.

FUEL FILTER REPLACEMENT

REMOVAL PROCEDURE

IMPORTANT: There is no service interval for fuel filter replacement. Only replace the fuel filter if the fuel filter is restricted. Inspect the fuel tank internally and clean the fuel tank if you find a restricted fuel filter.


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Relieve the fuel system pressure. Refer to Fuel Pressure Relief Procedure.
Raise the vehicle. Refer to Lifting and Jacking the Vehicle.
Disconnect the fuel filter fitting using a back-up wrench.


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Disconnect the quick connect fitting from the fuel filter. Refer to Quick Connect Fitting(s) Service (Plastic Collar).
Remove the fuel filter.

INSTALLATION PROCEDURE


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Remove the protective caps from the new fuel filter.
Install the fuel filter (2) in the same position as the old fuel filter.
Connect the fuel filter quick connect fitting. Refer to Quick Connect Fitting(s) Service (Plastic Collar).

NOTE: Refer to Fastener Notice in Service Precautions.

Connect the fuel filter fitting (3) using a back-up wrench.

Tighten
Tighten the fuel filter fitting to 27 N.m (20 lb ft ).

Lower the vehicle.
Connect the negative battery cable.
Inspect for fuel leaks:
7.1. Turn ON the ignition for 2 seconds .
7.2. Turn OFF the ignition for 10 seconds .
7.3. Turn ON the ignition.
7.4. Inspect for fuel leaks.

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Saturday, September 25th, 2010 AT 7:18 PM

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