Acura Coupes and Sedans 1994-2000 Repair Information

Fuel Filter

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The recommended change interval for the fuel filter on all models is 60,000 miles (96,000 km) under normal service. Severe service will require more frequent changing of the fuel filter.


CAUTION
Observe all applicable safety precautions when working around fuel. Whenever servicing the fuel system, always work in a well ventilated area. Do not allow fuel spray or vapors to come in contact with a spark or open flame. Keep a dry chemical fire extinguisher near the work area. Always keep fuel in a container specifically designed for fuel storage; also, always properly seal fuel containers to avoid the possibility of fire or explosion.

REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



Many Acura models are equipped with a theft deterrent audio system. Make sure you have the necessary code before disconnecting the battery.

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
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  3. Properly relieve the fuel system pressure, as outlined in Fuel System of this repair guide.
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On 2.2L and 3.0L engines you may have to remove the engine wire harness bracket and power steering feed hose clamp.

  1. Wrap a shop towel around the fittings and, using a proper flare nut wrench, slowly loosen the fuel line fittings.
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See Figure 1

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Fig. Fig. 1: Exploded view of a typical fuel filter mounting

  1. Remove the banjo bolts from the fuel lines.
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  3. Remove the fuel filter clamp retaining bolt and the clamp.
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  5. Remove the filter from the vehicle.
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A through cleaning of the high pressure hoses is recommended before installation.

To install:

CAUTION
It is very important that ALL of the fuel line banjo bolt washers be replaced every time the banjo bolts are loosened. If the washers are not replaced, the fuel lines will leak pressurized fuel causing the risk of fire or explosion.

  1. Install the new filter and tighten the clamp mounting bolt to 7 ft. lbs. (10 Nm).
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  3. Attach the banjo fittings with new washers in place.
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  5. Tighten the banjo fitting bolts to 25 ft. lbs. (33 Nm).
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On 2.2L and 3.0L engines you may have to reconnect the engine wire harness bracket and power steering feed hose clamp.

  1. Connect the negative battery cable, then start the engine and thoroughly check for leaks.
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