Toyota Camry 1983-1996 Repair Guide

Fuel Filter

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION




CAUTION
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.

Gasoline Engines

See Figures 1, 2 and 3

  1. Place a drain pan or plastic container under the fuel filter.
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Fig. Fig. 1: The fuel filter can be found in the engine compartment (shown) or near the gas tank

  1. Slowly loosen the lower flare nut fitting until all the pressure is relieved and all the fuel is collected. Refer to Fuel System for more information on depressurizing the system.
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  1. Loosen the union bolt on the upper portion of the filter and remove the banjo fitting and two metal gaskets. Discard the gaskets.
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Fig. Fig. 2: Once the filter is removed, discard the gaskets (1) and keep the union bolt (2)

  1. Pull the filter from the mounting bracket.
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To install:
  1. Place a new filter into position.
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  3. 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).
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Fig. Fig. 3: When installing the fuel filter, be sure to use new gaskets on both sides of the union

  1. Attach the flare nut to the lower connection and hand tighten. Tighten the flare nut to 22 ft. lbs. (30 Nm).
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  3. Remove the drain pan and/or rags and connect the negative battery cable.
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  5. Start the engine and visually inspect the upper and lower connections for leaks. Run the tip of your finger around both connections to ensure that the connections are leak-free. If any leaks are found they must be repaired immediately.
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Diesel Engines

See Figures 4, 5 and 6

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
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  3. Unplug the fuel filter warning switch connector located at the bottom of the filter housing.
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  5. Loosen the filter clamp bolt and remove the clamp.
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Fig. Fig. 4: Unplug the switch connection for the diesel fuel filter ...



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Fig. Fig. 5: ... then remove the bolt retaining the clamp

  1. Place a small plastic container under the drain plug at the bottom of the filter. Loosen the drain plug and drain the fuel from the filter.
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  3. With a filter wrench, remove the fuel filter and the warning switch from the filter housing.
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  5. With pliers, remove the warning switch from the filter. Remove the O-ring and replace with new. Discard the filter.
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WARNING
The switch is sensitive. Remove the switch carefully to avoid causing damage.

To install:
  1. Coat the new O-ring with clean diesel fuel and install the O-ring onto the switch. Thread the switch into the new filter by hand to ensure proper seating of the O-ring. Properly tighten the switch. Check the drain plug to make sure it is tight.
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  3. Coat the fuel filter O-ring with clean diesel fuel and install the O-ring into the new filter. On 1CT-LC engines, screw the filter handtight only. On 2CT-LC engines, thread the filter into the housing by hand until a slight resistance is felt. With the SST 0922864010 or filter wrench, tighten the filter and additional 3 / 4 turn.
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  5. Install the filter clamp and tighten the bolt.
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  7. Connect the warning switch electrical lead.
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  9. Connect the negative battery cable.
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  11. Push the priming pump on top of the filter housing several times to fill the filter. Start the engine and inspect for leaks. Correct all leaks immediately.
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Fig. Fig. 6: Push the priming pump on top of the housing several times to fill the filter

 
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