Toyota Camry and Avalon 1997-2000

Fuel Filter

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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.

removal & installation


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Fig. Grasp the fuel hose clamp with both hands . . .



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Fig. . . . and then pull up to remove it



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Fig. Inspect the charcoal canister vacuum ports for cracks

  1. Place a drain pan or plastic container under the fuel filter.
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  3. 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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  5. 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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  7. 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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  5. 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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  7. Remove the drain pan and/or rags and connect the negative battery cable.
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  9. 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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