Mitsubishi Montero, Sport 1998-06

Removal & Installation

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CAUTION
The fuel injection system remains under pressure after the engine has been OFF . Properly relieve fuel pressure before disconnecting any fuel lines. Failure to do so may result in fire or personal injury.


CAUTION
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.
  2.  
  3. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions section.
  4.  
  5. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  6.  
  7. Remove the fuel filter protector if equipped.
  8.  
  9. Using a back-up wrench disconnect the fuel line(s) from the filter. If the filter uses a push-on type connector, press the retainer to release the connection.
  10.  
  11. Remove the filter from the mounting bracket.
  12.  


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    Fig. Fuel filter removal-Montero Sport shown



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    Fig. Always use a back-up wrench when removing or installing fuel lines to the filter


To install:

  1. Position the filter to the mounting bracket in the proper direction.
  2.  
  3. Connect the fuel lines to the filter. Use a back-up wrench to hold the fuel filter. Torque the banjo bolt(s) to 18-25 ft. lbs. (25-35 Nm) or the line fitting to 27 ft. lbs. (36 Nm).
  4.  
  5. Install the fuel filter protector if equipped.
  6.  
  7. Connect the negative battery cable.
  8.  
  9. Start the engine and check for leaks.
  10.  


CAUTION
The fuel injection system remains under pressure after the engine has been OFF . Properly relieve fuel pressure before disconnecting any fuel lines. Failure to do so may result in fire or personal injury.


CAUTION
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.
  2.  
  3. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions in the beginning of this section.

    Click image to see an enlarged view

    Fig. Fuel filter removal-Montero Sport shown

  4.  
  5. Disconnet the negative battery cable.
  6.  
  7. Remove the fuel filter protector if equipped.
  8.  
  9. Using a back-up wrench disconnect the fuel line(s) from the filter. If the filter uses a push-on type connector, press the retainer to release the connection.
  10.  
  11. Remove the filter from the mounting bracket.

    Click image to see an enlarged view

    Fig. Always use a back-up wrench when removing or installing fuel lines to the filter

  12.  

To install:

  1. Position the filter to the mounting bracket in the proper direction.
  2.  
  3. Connect the fuel lines to the filter. Use a back-up wrench to hold the fuel filter. Torque the banjo bolt(s) to 18-25 ft. lbs. (25-35 Nm) or the line fitting to 27 ft. lbs. (36 Nm).
  4.  
  5. Install the fuel filter protector if equipped.
  6.  
  7. Connect the negative battery cable.
  8.  
  9. Start the engine and check for leaks.
  10.  

The manufacturer does not provide a procedure or maintenance interval for replacing the fuel filter.


CAUTION
The fuel injection system remains under pressure after the engine has been OFF . Properly relieve fuel pressure before disconnecting any fuel lines. Failure to do so may result in fire or personal injury.


CAUTION
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.
  2.  
  3. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.

    Click image to see an enlarged view

    Fig. Fuel filter removal-Montero Sport

  4.  
  5. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  6.  
  7. Remove the fuel filter protector if equipped.
  8.  
  9. Using a back-up wrench disconnect the fuel line(s) from the filter. If the filter uses a push-on type connector, press the retainer to release the connection.
  10.  
  11. Remove the filter from the mounting bracket.
  12.  

To install:

  1. Position the filter to the mounting bracket in the proper direction.
  2.  
  3. Connect the fuel lines to the filter. Use a back-up wrench to hold the fuel filter. Torque the banjo bolt(s) to 18-25 ft. lbs. (25-35 Nm) or the line fitting to 27 ft. lbs. (36 Nm).
  4.  
  5. Install the fuel filter protector if equipped.
  6.  
  7. Connect the negative battery cable.
  8.  
  9. Start the engine and check for leaks.
  10.  

 
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