Miata 1990-1997

Removal & Installation


Specific to:

Mazda Miata 1990-1997

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Fig. Fuel filter cover plate identification

Fuel injection systems remain under pressure after the engine has been turned OFF. Properly relieve fuel pressure before disconnecting any fuel lines. Failure to do so may result in fire or personal injury. Do not allow fuel spray or fuel vapors to come in contact with a spark or open flame. Keep a dry chemical fire extinguisher nearby. Never store fuel in an open container due to risk of fire or explosion.

  1. Relieve the fuel system pressure and disconnect the negative battery cable.
  3. Raise and safely support the vehicle. The fuel filter is located at the rear of the vehicle, next to the fuel tank.
  5. Remove the fuel filter cover.
  7. Disconnect and plug the fuel lines from the fuel filter.
  9. Remove the filter mounting bolts or nuts and remove the fuel filter.
  11. Installation is the reverse of the removal procedure. Make sure the fuel filter is installed in the proper flow direction. Torque the fuel filter bracket mounting bolts to 70-95 inch lbs. (8-10 Nm).