- Disconnect the negative battery cable. On vehicles equipped with an air bag, wait at least 90 seconds before proceeding.
Unbolt the retaining screws and remove the protective shield for the fuel filter, if equipped.
CAUTIONFuel injection systems remain under pressure after the engine has been turned OFF. Properly relieve fuel pressure before disconnecting any fuel lines. Failure to do so may result in fire or personal injury.
- Place a drain pan or plastic container under the fuel filter.
- If necessary, remove the air cleaner hose and cap.
- If necessary, remove the charcoal canister.
- Slowly loosen the lower flare nut fitting until all the pressure is relieved and all the fuel is collected.
- Loosen the union bolt on the upper portion of the filter and remove the banjo fitting and two metal gaskets. Discard the gaskets.
- Loosen the fuel filter bracket bolt, remove the fuel line with the flared nut from the filter, and pull the filter from the mounting bracket.
- Install a new fuel filter to the vehicle and tighten the bracket bolt.
- Install the banjo fitting with a new metal gasket on each side and install the union bolt. Tighten the union bolt to 22 ft. lbs. (30 Nm).
- Connect the flare nut to the lower connection. Tighten the flare nut to 22 ft. lbs. (30 Nm).
- If removed, install the charcoal canister to the vehicle.
- Install the air cleaner hose and cap.
- If removed, install the protective shield.
- Remove the drain pan and/or rags and connect the negative battery cable.
- Start the engine and visually inspect the upper and lower connections for leaks.