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Old 03-24-2007, 07:48 PM   #1
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This shouldn't take anymore then 15 to 20 minutes to complete. Make sure you have the fuel line quick disconnect tool before beginning or this will be very difficult. I have a picture of the tool I used below:
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1. Depressurize the fuel system. Do this by pulling the fuel pump relay out of the fuse box then start the car. The car will stumble then die. You can then turn off the car and replace the relay.
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2. Goto the rear of the car and find the fuel filter.
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3. Remove the two fuel lines that are circled red. It is easier to get your hands on the fuel lines if you unclamp and move the wires circled in blue. Next, remove the fuel line circled in green using a fuel line quick disconnect tool. Finally, remove the bolt in yellow and the fuel filter is out!
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4. Replace the fuel filter. Put the bolt from the yellow circle back in then put all the fuel line fittings back on the filter. Don't forget to put the wires back into the clamps if you moved them.

5. Repressurize the fuel system. Do this by placing the key in the ignition and turning it to the "ON" position. You should hear the fuel pump making a whirring sound. Check the fuel lines at the fuel filter for any leaks. Turn the key back to "OFF" and wait 10 seconds. Then turn the key to the "ON" position again, wait for the fuel pump to finish pressurizing then you are ready to start the car! Check for leaks one last time, then you are ready to drive!
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Old 06-07-2007, 07:28 PM   #2
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Good write up. When is a good time to change this? I have 7k miles atm.
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20 k miles.
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anyone have a part # for the fuel filter or a website link?
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Old 06-11-2007, 03:20 PM   #5
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awesome write up, i think i'll do this next week.
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Old 06-11-2007, 03:23 PM   #6
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excellent.
im sure ill be using this when i get some more miles on.
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Awesome, was wondering where that thing was!
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what is the recommended increment to replace the fuel filter?
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35 bucks for a fuel filter? What a ripoff
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what is the recommended increment to replace the fuel filter?
you need to read the thread...there aren't that many posts...

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20 k miles.
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changed mine at 26, gm recommends 30
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nice, i'll be using this soon.
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I guess I'll be needin' to change mine glad I found this
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Very nice how to. I will be doing this soon as well. I'm a C-hair shy of 30K.


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looks like I need to do this one as well... 86k k/m's
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awesome, i was wondering where that damn thing was.
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Me too. It popped up a couple pages down in the search for how-to fuel filter.

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Good write up. When is a good time to change this? I have 7k miles atm.

I replaced mine at 14k miles and you should have seen the coffee brown **** that i blew back out of the filter . I've only used 93 and from newer stations in the area . I've heard of others having issues with the gas tanks corroding from the inside ... hope i'm not one of them .
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I ordered mine today. I have 31K on my car and I haven't changed the fuel filter yet.
It's about that time.
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its also recommended that your run some sorta fuel injector cleaner every 3 to 4 times you fill up your gas tank
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I couldn't believe it when the parts guy quoted me $44 for a fuel filter. I never paid more than 8 bucks for a fuel filter on my other vehicles. Why so expensive?
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