Chrysler Caravan/Voyager/Town n Country 1984-1995

Fuel Filter

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CAUTION
Don't smoke when working around gasoline, cleaning solvent or other flammable material. The hoses used on fuel injected vehicles are of a special construction due to the possibility contaminated fuel in the system. If it is necessary to replace these hoses, only hoses marked EFM/EFI may be used. The hose clamps used on fuel injected vehicles are of a special rolled edge construction to prevent the edge of the clamp from cutting into the hose, resulting in a high pressure fuel leak.

The fuel system on all vehicles incorporate two fuel filters. One is part of the fuel gauge unit; located inside the fuel tank at the fuel suction tube. Routine servicing of this filter is not necessary. However, if limited vehicle speed or hard starting is exhibited, it should be inspected.

The second filter is located in the fuel line between the fuel pump and the carburetor or fuel injector rail. Replacement of this filter is recommended every 52,000 miles.

REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



2.2L and 2.6L Engines

See Figures 1, 2, 3 and 4



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Fig. Fig. 1: Fuel filter vapor separator-2.2L engine



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Fig. Fig. 2: Place a shop rag under the fuel filter and unscrew the hose retaining clamp at the fuel line



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Fig. Fig. 3: Squeeze open the other hose retaining clamps with a suitable pair of pliers



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Fig. Fig. 4: After the loosing the retaining clamps pull the filter and hoses from the fuel pipes

  1. Clean the area at the filter and clamps with a suitable solvent
  2.  
  3. Loosen the clamps on both ends of filter.
  4.  
  5. Wrap a shop towel or clean rag around the hoses to absorb fuel.
  6.  
  7. Remove the hoses from the filter, and discard the clamps and filter.
  8.  
  9. Install the new filter between the fuel lines and clamp.
  10.  
  11. Tighten the clamps to 10 inch lbs. (1 Nm)
  12.  

2.5L, 3.0L and 3.3L Engines
EXCEPT ALL WHEEL DRIVE VEHICLES

See Figure 5



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Fig. Fig. 5: Typical in-line fuel filter

The fuel filter on these vehicles is located along the chassis, mounted just ahead of the fuel tank. To remove the filter, the vehicle will have to be raised slightly.


CAUTION
Before servicing any components within the fuel system, the system pressure must first be released.

  1. Release the fuel system pressure. Refer to the procedure later in this section.
  2.  
  3. Raise the vehicle slightly and safely support it. Remove the retaining screw and filter assembly from the chassis rail.
  4.  
  5. Loosen the clamps on both ends of the fuel filter.
  6.  
  7. Wrap a shop towel or clean rag around the hoses to absorb fuel
  8.  
  9. Remove the hoses from the filter, and discard clamps and filter.
  10.  
  11. Remove the filter retaining screw and remove the filter from the rail.
  12.  
  13. Install the new filter between the hoses and clamp.
  14.  
  15. Tighten the clamps to 10 inch lbs. (1 Nm).
  16.  
  17. Position the filter assembly on the chassis rail.
  18.  
  19. Tighten the mounting screw to 75 inch lbs. (8 Nm)
  20.  
  21. Remove the jackstands and carefully lower the vehicle.
  22.  

ALL WHEEL DRIVE VEHICLES

See Figures 6 and 7



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Fig. Fig. 6: Converter support bracket



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Fig. Fig. 7: In-line fuel filter-All Wheel Drive (AWD) models


CAUTION
Before servicing any components within the fuel system, the system pressure must first be released.

  1. Release the fuel system pressure. Refer to the procedure later in this section.
  2.  
  3. Raise the vehicle slightly and safely support it. Remove the retaining screw and filter assembly from the chassis rail.
  4.  
  5. Remove the converter support bracket.
  6.  
  7. Remove the exhaust pipe heat shield.
  8.  
  9. Loosen the clamps on both ends of the fuel filter.
  10.  
  11. Wrap a shop towel or clean rag around the hoses to absorb fuel
  12.  
  13. Remove the hoses from the filter, and discard clamps and filter.
  14.  
  15. Remove the filter retaining screw and remove the filter from the rail.
  16.  
  17. Install the new filter between the hoses and clamp.
  18.  
  19. Tighten the clamps to 10 inch lbs. (1 Nm).
  20.  
  21. Position the filter assembly on the chassis rail.
  22.  
  23. Tighten the mounting screw to 75 inch lbs. (8 Nm)
  24.  
  25. Install the exhaust pipe heat shield.
  26.  
  27. Install the converter support bracket.
  28.  
  29. Remove the jackstands and carefully lower the vehicle.
  30.  

 
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