ION, L-Series, S-Series 1999-2005

Removal & Installation

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The fuel filter and fuel pressure regulator are one integral component of the new anti-return fuel injection system, and is located underneath the vehicle at the forward edge of the left side of the fuel tank.

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
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  3. Properly relieve the fuel system pressure.
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  5. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Negative battery cable
     
    Fuel filter bracket screw
     
    Fuel feed and return lines from the filter
     
    Fuel filter from the bracket

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    Fig. Remove the fuel filter bracket attaching screw 2.2L and 3.0L engines

     

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To install:

  1. Install or connect the following:

    New fuel filter into the bracket
     
    New fuel line retainers to the female portion of the quick connect fittings
     
    Fuel feed and return lines
     
    Fuel filter bracket attaching screw and torque it to 35 inch lbs. (4 Nm)
     
    Negative battery cable
     

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  3. Prime the fuel system as follows:
    1. Turn the ignition ON for 5 seconds, then OFF for 10 seconds.
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    3. Repeat the ON/OFF cycle 2 more times.
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    5. Crank the engine until it starts.
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    7. If it does not start, repeat the 3 above steps.
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  5. Start the engine and check for leaks, repair if necessary.
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The fuel filter and fuel pressure regulator are one integral component of the new anti-return fuel injection system, and is located underneath the vehicle at the forward edge of the left side of the fuel tank.

 
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