Subaru Car 1998-05

Removal & Installation

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Fig. Be sure to replace any fuel lines that are leaking or showing signs of deterioration-non turbo model shown

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions section.
  2.  
  3. Locate the fuel filter in the engine compartment.
  4.  
  5. Properly relieve the fuel system pressure.
  6.  
  7. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Negative battery cable
     
    Hose clamp screws and slide the hoses off the filter
     
    Filter from the bracket
     

  8.  

To install:

  1. Inspect the hoses for wear or cracks, and replace if needed.
  2.  
  3. Install or connect the following:

    New filter into the bracket and tighten the hose clamp screws
     
    Negative battery cable
     

  4.  
  5. Start the engine and check for leaks.
  6.  



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Fig. Be sure to replace any fuel lines that are leaking or showing signs of deterioration

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions in the beginning of this section.
  2.  
  3. Locate the fuel filter in the engine compartment on the left inside fender.
  4.  
  5. Properly relieve the fuel system pressure.
  6.  
  7. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Negative battery cable
     
    Hose clamp screws and slide the hoses off the filter
     
    Filter from the bracket
     

  8.  

To install:

  1. Inspect the hoses for wear or cracks, and replace if needed.
  2.  
  3. Install or connect the following:

    New filter into the bracket and tighten the hose clamp screws
     
    Negative battery cable
     

  4.  
  5. Start the engine and check for leaks.
  6.  



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Fig. Fuel filter-SVX



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Fig. Loosen the hose clamps securing the fuel lines to the filter

  1. Locate the fuel filter in the engine compartment on the left inside fender.
  2.  
  3. Reduce the fuel pressure as follows:
    1. Disconnect the electrical wiring connector from the fuel pump.
    2.  
    3. Crank the engine for five seconds or more. If the engine starts, let the engine run until it stops.
    4.  
    5. Turn the ignition switch OFF and reconnect the electrical wiring connector to the fuel pump.
    6.  

  4.  
  5. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  6.  
  7. Loosen the hose clamp screws and slide the hoses off the filter. Remove the filter from the bracket.
  8.  

To install:

  1. Inspect the hoses for wear or cracks, and replace if needed.
  2.  
  3. Install the new filter into the bracket and tighten the hose clamp screws.
  4.  
  5. Lower the vehicle and connect the negative battery cable.
  6.  
  7. Start the engine and check for leaks.
  8.  

  1. Locate the fuel filter in the engine compartment.
  2.  
  3. Properly relieve the fuel system pressure.
  4.  
  5. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Negative battery cable
     
    Hose clamp screws and slide the hoses off the filter
     
    Filter from the bracket
     

  6.  

To install:

  1. Inspect the hoses for wear or cracks, and replace if needed.
  2.  
  3. Install or connect the following:

    New filter into the bracket and tighten the hose clamp screws
     
    Negative battery cable
     

  4.  
  5. Start the engine and check for leaks.
  6.  


NOTE
On Legacy and Outback the fuel filter is an integral part of the fuel pump, no filter replacement procedures are given by the manufacturer.

  1. Properly relieve the fuel system pressure. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2.  
  3. Remove the fuel pump assembly.
  4.  
  5. On Impreza and WRX, separate the fuel filter from the fuel pump. Turn the filter holder around and remove the fuel filter.
  6.  
  7. On Baja, Disconnect the ground cable from the fuel filter holder. Remove the fuel filter holder by turning it to the left from the body pawls. Remove the fuel filter.
  8.  
  9. Installation is the reverse of the removal procedure.
  10.  

 
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