Although the manufacturer does not specify a replacement interval for fuel filters, we at Chilton feel the fuel filter should be replaced every 30,000 miles (48,000 km) under normal conditions or 15,000 miles (24,000 km) under severe conditions. Those intervals are industry standards.
- Relieve the fuel system pressure.
- Raise and support the vehicle safely on jackstands.
- Place a rag under the fuel filter to catch any residual fuel that may leak out when the filter is removed.
- Remove the push-connect fittings at both ends of the fuel filter.
- Install retainer clips in each fitting.
- Note the flow arrow direction for installation reference.
- Remove the fuel filter by pulling it from the bracket.
- Install the fuel filter in its bracket, ensuring proper direction of flow as noted earlier.
- Install push-connect fittings at both ends of the fuel filter.
- Start the engine and check the filter connections for leaks by running the tip of your finger around each connection.
- Turn the engine off and lower the vehicle.