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After putting this off for several months I finally replaced the Fuel Filter
in my 93. All I have to say I will never do it again or at least without a lift. After fuel in my eyes and about 2 hours later I got it done .:excited:
I'm glad I replaced it because it was never done and with only 28k miles I thought it was time. When I cut the old filter in half the inside element just fell apart.
 

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My hat's off to ya! I tried to change mine on jackstands a couple of times and couldn't get it off. I took it as a sign and left it alone. The next time I put it on a lift I'll change it.

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My hat's off to ya! I tried to change mine on jackstands a couple of times and couldn't get it off. I took it as a sign and left it alone. The next time I put it on a lift I'll change it.

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Thank you for the welcome!!!!!
This was my second attempt the first time I had one line undone and I got scared when the fuel would not stop. I did some more research and finally I got up the nerve to give it another try. After I bent the old filter I knew it was no way I could stop now.
 

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Other than putting the car on a lift to do this job, do you have any other insights you can share about performing this task?

Steven
 

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yeah that was a real pain in the ass of a job, one insight is that you can actually get to the top of the filter from the engine bay. no matter what it's just a tight space.
 

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I replace my fuel filter every year when the car is parked for the winter not the most fun job but not too bad if you realize it is going to take some time and a few skinned knuckles and some fuel on you.I do it on jackstands first I have to remove the x support frame as mine is a convertible then the fuel door to disconnect the rubber lines from the pump so it does not siphon next remove the back line and fuel return line under the car then I remove the frame rail clamp that holds the fuel lines onto right side after which remove the quick disconnect lines ontop of the engine and pull the filter and lines out thru engine compartment remove filter when everything is out then attach filter to line and reinstall.
 

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This thread isn't very funny to me, since I'm just coming in from attemping the fuel filter change myself. :WTF HOLY COW those stupid line fittings are on their. Rusted shut after 20 years of course.....cant heat them up as I'm used to, cant get an impact wrench on them. Not sure what my next step in breaking these things loose will be. Someone told me about some miracle solvent (PK something) any suggestions.


TIP: I have a schrader valve on my fuel rail (not sure what other years). But by depressing this first it lets all the pressure out of the system so you don't get sprayed. DONT do this with a hot engine unless you want hot fuel spraying from your fuel rail.
 

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All I know is that it's a pain. Good luck.:cheers:
 

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Pull the fuel pump fuse then start the car. It will die and depressurize the fuel line. Oh yea and patience :laughing:

I was told to make sure the tank was near empty, of course I didn't do that so I don't know if it makes a difference or not.
 

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I replace my fuel filter every year when the car is parked for the winter not the most fun job but not too bad if you realize it is going to take some time and a few skinned knuckles and some fuel on you.I do it on jackstands first I have to remove the x support frame as mine is a convertible then the fuel door to disconnect the rubber lines from the pump so it does not siphon next remove the back line and fuel return line under the car then I remove the frame rail clamp that holds the fuel lines onto right side after which remove the quick disconnect lines ontop of the engine and pull the filter and lines out thru engine compartment remove filter when everything is out then attach filter to line and reinstall.

Holy sh*t buzz....that's how you change it? I just posted a thread asking how to change the fuel filter...does not sound like something I'm going to be doing....minor repairs and electical I'm OK with, but I HATE working with the fuel....I'm sure we've all had cars where you just raise the hood, squeeze 2 clamps with pliers and hold your thumb over the fuel line and stick the new filter in....took about 10 minutes!
 

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Most lube shops will do it. Take the filter with you and and say "here put this in". :)

I have one that I trust close by. I also got them to hit all the grease points while they where down there.
 

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I took mine to a lube shop right after I got the car, it looked new, but most of the car was so clean underneath I decided to see what they'd say.... they agreed it looked new, and said the only way they could see getting it out on the convert was removing the X-brace and dropping the exhaust some.
 

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other than fuel getting everywhere, it's no big deal. of course i didn't pay attention to the "do it with a low tank of fuel" instead i had a full tank... just pull the fuel pump fuse crank car. take out te fuel filter clamp bolt and then undo the lines. remove filter put new filter in place, tighten lines, and then put the fuel filter retaining clamp bolt back in and your done. idk what the other guy was talkin about removing the lines.
 
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