Fuel filter

Tiny
SHAYTHORN01
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  • 1999 TOYOTA CAMRY
How do you change the fuel filter?
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Saturday, July 4th, 2009 AT 8:42 PM

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Tiny
BLUELIGHTNIN6
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Hello,

The fuel filter is on the firewall here is a guide to walk you through the replacement with diagrams and instructions below to show you on your car.

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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Saturday, July 4th, 2009 AT 10:55 PM
Tiny
BRASCO
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  • 1999 TOYOTA CAMRY
  • 4 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 114,000 MILES
Where is it, how do I change it? I am a fairly good parts changer.
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Tuesday, July 16th, 2019 AT 10:51 AM (Merged)
Tiny
MHPAUTOS
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Hi there,

Look at the fuel rail where the injectors are.
Follow the large fuel hose to a canister with a pipe fitting on the bottom and a hose union on top. That's it. Now the filter is secured onto the mounting bracket with a 10mm bolt, the bottom pipe union is always very tight so use a good quality pipe spanner to undo, if you round off the nut you will be in trouble.

Mark (mhpautos)
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Tuesday, July 16th, 2019 AT 10:51 AM (Merged)
Tiny
WMBURGE
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  • 1997 TOYOTA CAMRY
  • 6 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 113,000 MILES
I want to change the filter but a repair manual says you have to relese the preasure in the line at the fuel pump. I do not know how to access the fuel pump.
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Tuesday, July 16th, 2019 AT 10:51 AM (Merged)
Tiny
MHPAUTOS
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Hi there,

It is just as easy to crack the top banjo bolt at the fuel filter to release pressure, just place a rag over the union as this will eliminate any unwanted spray and do it with the engine cold.

Mark (mhpautos)
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Tuesday, July 16th, 2019 AT 10:51 AM (Merged)
Tiny
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Do 1-3 below


https://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/12900_fuel_pump_15.jpg

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Tuesday, July 16th, 2019 AT 10:51 AM (Merged)
Tiny
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Just the basic tools see below:

REMOVAL:
Locate the fuel filter on the lower LH side of the engine compartment.
EFI Fuel Filter


https://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/12900_ff1_7.gif



If vehicle has been operated within an hour, the fuel system is probably under pressure and requires caution when removing filter union bolts.
Slowly loosen the filter union bolts. Some gasoline may escape, so ensure that the potential for fire is minimized.

EFI Fuel Filter


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Remove the union bolts and four gaskets.
Loosen filter clamp and slip filter from clamp.

INSTALLATION:
Slip new filter into clamp. Ensure that flow arrows are in the correct direction.
Position filter in the middle of the clamp and tighten filter clamp.
Reinstall both union bolts with four new gaskets.
Torque union bolts to 13 ft.lbs. (18 N-m). DO NOT overtighten union bolts.
Clean any gasoline that may have escaped.
Start the engine and check for fuel leaks.
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Tuesday, July 16th, 2019 AT 10:51 AM (Merged)
Tiny
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REMOVAL:
1. Locate the fuel filter on the left frame rail in the engine compartment.

CAUTION: If vehicle has been operated within an hour, the fuel system is probably under pressure and requires caution when removing Filter union bolts.

2. Place a shop towel over the fittings and place a suitable container underneath to contain spilled fuel. Slowly loosen the Filter union bolts. Some gasoline may escape, so ensure that the potential for fire is minimized.
3. Remove the union bolts and four gaskets.
4. Loosen Filter clamp and slip Filter from clamp.

INSTALLATION:
1. Slip new Filter into clamp. Ensure that flow arrows are in the correct direction.
2. Position Filter in the middle of the clamp and tighten Filter clamp.
3. Reinstall both union bolts with four new gaskets.
4. Torque union bolts. DO NOT overtighten union bolts.

Torque: 29 Nm (22 ft. Lb).

5. Clean any gasoline that may have escaped.
6. Start the engine and check for fuel leaks.
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Tuesday, July 16th, 2019 AT 10:51 AM (Merged)
Tiny
ANDREW9420
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  • 1991 TOYOTA CAMRY
Engine Mechanical problem
1991 Toyota Camry 4 cyl Two Wheel Drive Automatic 220k miles

hi my car runs with LPG for last few years.I never used to drive with petrol.
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Am I need to change fuel filter every service.
I didnt change it last two years. Thx
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Tuesday, July 16th, 2019 AT 10:51 AM (Merged)
Tiny
KHLOW2008
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Hi andrew9420,

Fuel filters are replaced as and when necessary apart from recommended mileages which is about every 30,000 miles.

Oil filter you should replace every service.
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Tuesday, July 16th, 2019 AT 10:51 AM (Merged)
Tiny
DANIELSLEPAK
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  • 1999 TOYOTA CAMRY
  • 130,000 MILES
When I start my car, it revs for a split second but drops and dies, so I have to hold the gas and warm it up before I can release the gas without the car dying. Still it barely holds above 400 rpm, when it should be holding at 1000 rpm. This happened once 4 years ago, and the Toyota dealership replaced my entire fuel injection system. This time I took it to a mechanic who replaced the computer that regulates air and gas flow. I need to replace the fuel filter.
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Wednesday, December 4th, 2019 AT 5:44 PM (Merged)
Tiny
WRENCHER1
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Hello,

Here is a guide to help you change the fuel filter out step by step with instructions int h diagrams below to show you ow on your car.

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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Wednesday, December 4th, 2019 AT 5:44 PM (Merged)
Tiny
PETEBRUK
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Need to clean idle valve, its stacking after get dirty
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Wednesday, December 4th, 2019 AT 5:44 PM (Merged)
Tiny
DLICCORICE
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  • 1999 TOYOTA CAMRY
Transmission problem
1999 Toyota Camry 4 cyl Automatic 140000 miles

i have a 99 toyota camry that starts just fine, until after I press on the breaks, I have to literally floor the gas for it to move. It shifts between gears fine but it just feels like not enough gas is getting to where it needs to go for it to move can you help, it may be a fuel filter right? I was at speedee and the mechanic got into my car and drove it and showed me how to switch between gears for it to move because "he" said my transmission was going bad and I needed a new one but somehow I dont believe him and I think he was trying to shank me out of money because I am a girl
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Wednesday, December 4th, 2019 AT 5:46 PM (Merged)
Tiny
DOCFIXIT
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Could you elaborate more on the "until I step on the brakes" statement
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Wednesday, December 4th, 2019 AT 5:46 PM (Merged)
Tiny
DLICCORICE
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I mean whenever I have to pause or stop, like at a stop sign, stop light, or just to yield into traffic, once I stop the car, I have to literally floor it to get it moving again
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Wednesday, December 4th, 2019 AT 5:46 PM (Merged)
Tiny
DOCFIXIT
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Does rpms go way up? If yes maybe trans problem.
When you floor it do you hear any sounds?
Recent tune up? Also have fuel pressure checked. But I am inclined to agree with Tech that drove car>
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Wednesday, December 4th, 2019 AT 5:46 PM (Merged)
Tiny
MROZMAT8
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  • 1999 TOYOTA CAMRY
  • 102,000 MILES
I have issues starting, and it's weirdly not when the car sits for a day or overnight. I have no problem firing the car up in the morning, but it is when it only sits for a few hours or less that when I attempt to start, the engine will crank for [sometimes] up to 5 or more seconds. What could this be? Fuel filter? Starter? I'm at a loss given that it starts fine when the engine is truly cold.
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Wednesday, December 4th, 2019 AT 5:46 PM (Merged)
Tiny
MHPAUTOS
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Have you checked for any codes and check fuel rail pressure, when were the plugs last changed?
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Wednesday, December 4th, 2019 AT 5:46 PM (Merged)
Tiny
MROZMAT8
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I haven't checked for codes nor checked fuel pressure. I recently bought the vehicle, and by service records the spark plugs were changed January of 2013. Is there a way I may check these myself if I go to an auto parts store? (I.E. Codes and/or fuel pressure).
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