Saab 2000-06

Removal & Installation

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CAUTION
The fuel injection system remains under pressure, even after the engine has been turned OFF . The fuel system pressure must be relieved before disconnecting any fuel lines. Failure to do so may result in fire and/or personal injury.

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions in the beginning of this section.
  2.  
  3. Properly relieve the fuel system pressure.
  4.  
  5. Be sure that the ignition switch is in the OFF position.
  6.  
  7. Locate the fuel filter, which is mounted under the vehicle and forward of the fuel tank.
  8.  
  9. Thoroughly clean the area around the banjo fittings before continuing.
  10.  
  11. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Fuel filter splash guard, if equipped
     
    Banjo fittings on both sides of the fuel filter. Contain the fuel with a shop towel. Properly dispose of the towel once the job is complete.
     
    Band-type clamp on the filter
     
    Fuel filter
     

  12.  

To install:

  1. Install or connect the following:

    New fuel filter. Make sure that the arrow is pointing in the correct direction of fuel flow.
     
    Band type clamp
     
    Banjo fittings to the filter with new sealing washers and torque to 16 ft. lbs. (21 Nm)
     
    Fuel filter splash guard, if equipped
     

  2.  
  3. Start the vehicle, check for leaks and repair if necessary.
  4.  

9-3 (2000-2002 Models) And 9-5 (2002-05 Models)




CAUTION
The fuel injection system remains under pressure, even after the engine has been turned OFF . The fuel system pressure must be relieved before disconnecting any fuel lines. Failure to do so may result in fire and/or personal injury.

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
  2.  
  3. Properly relieve the fuel system pressure.
  4.  
  5. Be sure that the ignition switch is in the OFF position.
  6.  
  7. Locate the fuel filter, which is mounted under the vehicle and forward of the fuel tank.
  8.  
  9. Remove the fuel filter splash guard, if equipped.
  10.  
  11. Drain the fuel from the filter before removing it from the vehicle.
  12.  
  13. Thoroughly clean the area around the banjo fittings before continuing.
  14.  
  15. Remove or disconnect the banjo fittings on both sides of the fuel filter. Contain the fuel with the shop towel. Properly dispose of the towel once the job is complete.
  16.  

To install:

  1. Install or connect the following:

    New fuel filter. Make sure that the arrow is pointing in the correct direction of fuel flow
     
    Banjo fittings to the filter with new sealing washers and torque to 16 ft. lbs. (21 Nm)
     

  2.  
  3. Install the fuel filter splash guard, if equipped.
  4.  
  5. Start the vehicle, check for leaks and repair if necessary.
  6.  

9-3 (2003-06 Models) And 9-5 (2006 Models)



SAAB 9-3 for 2003-06 and 9-5 for 2006 have the fuel filter mounted on the fuel pump/sending unit located in the fuel tank.

All Models




CAUTION
The fuel injection system remains under pressure, even after the engine has been turned OFF . The fuel system pressure must be relieved before disconnecting any fuel lines. Failure to do so may result in fire and/or personal injury.

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions at the beginning of this section.
  2.  
  3. Properly relieve the fuel system pressure.
  4.  
  5. Be sure that the ignition switch is in the OFF position.OFF
  6.  
  7. Locate the fuel filter, which is mounted under the vehicle and forward of the fuel tank.
  8.  
  9. Remove the fuel filter splash guard, if equipped.
  10.  
  11. Drain the fuel from the filter before removing it from the vehicle.
  12.  
  13. Thoroughly clean the area around the banjo fittings before continuing.
  14.  
  15. Remove or disconnect the banjo fittings on both sides of the fuel filter. Contain the fuel with the shop towel. Properly dispose of the towel once the job is complete.
  16.  

To install:

  1. Install or connect the following: New fuel filter. Make sure that the arrow is pointing in the correct direction of fuel flowBanjo fittings to the filter with new sealing washers and torque to 16 ft. lbs. (21 Nm)

    New fuel filter. Make sure that the arrow is pointing in the correct direction of fuel flow
     
    Banjo fittings to the filter with new sealing washers and torque to 16 ft. lbs. (21 Nm)
     

  2.  
  3. Install the fuel filter splash guard, if equipped.
  4.  
  5. Start the vehicle, check for leaks and repair if necessary.
  6.  

 
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