The fuel filter is a disposable unit located in the engine compartment, next to the power brake booster. The filter should be replaced at least every 30,000 miles (48,000km). A dirty filter will starve the engine of fuel and cause driveability problems.
REMOVAL & INSTALLATION
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- Remove the fuel pump fuse from the fuse panel.
- Start the engine.
- After the engine stalls, try to restart the engine. If the engine will not start, the fuel pressure has been released.
- Turn the ignition switch OFF .
- Using a shop rag to absorb the excess fuel, loosen the fuel filter's hose clamps, remove the hoses and the filter. Check the hoses for cracks and flexibility. Replace any hardened and/or cracked hoses.
- Install a new fuel filter in the proper direction. Usually an arrow indicates the direction of fuel flow.
Be sure to install a new high pressure fuel filter, not a carburetor type. Also, be sure to use new hose clamps.
- Install the fuel pump fuse.
- Start the engine and check for leaks. It may be necessary to crank the engine for a time to build fuel pressure, so don't be alarmed if it doesn't start immediately.