Observe all applicable safety precautions when working around fuel. Whenever servicing the fuel system, always work in a well ventilated area. Do not allow fuel spray or vapors to come in contact with a spark or open flame. Keep a dry chemical fire extinguisher near the work area. Always keep fuel in a container specifically designed for fuel storage; also, always properly seal fuel containers to avoid the possibility of fire or explosion.
Except 1998 California Emissions
Properly relieve the fuel system pressure. Please refer to Fuel System, Fuel Injection System, Relieving Fuel System Pressure for the procedure.
Disconnect the negative battery cable.
Loosen the fuel hose clamps and remove the hoses from the filter. Plug the hoses to prevent fuel leakage.
Remove the fuel filter from the bracket.
When installing the new fuel filter, make sure that the arrow is facing the direction of the fuel flow (toward the engine).
The installation is the reverse of removal.
Fig. Fuel filter location on the firewall-1993-98 vehicles (except 1998 California emissions)