Toyota Cressida and Van 1983-1990

Fuel Filter

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



Cressida


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Fig. Fig. 1 When installing the fuel filter on the Cressida, make sure the gaskets are placed correctly

  1. Relieve the fuel pressure from the fuel system as follows:
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    1. Remove the fuel pump fuse from the fuse block, fuel pump relay or disconnect the harness connector at the tank while engine is running.
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    3. It should run and then stall when the fuel in the lines is exhausted. When the engine stops, crank the starter for about three seconds to make sure all pressure in the fuel lines is released.
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    5. Install the fuel pump fuse, relay or harness connector after repair is made.
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  3. Disconnect the negative battery cable. Unbolt the retaining screws and remove the protective shield for the fuel filter.
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  5. Place a pan under the delivery pipe to catch the dripping fuel and slowly loosen the union bolt or flare nut to bleed off the fuel pressure.
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  7. Drain the remaining fuel.
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  9. Disconnect and plug the inlet line.
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  11. Unbolt and remove the fuel filter.
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To install:

When tightening the fuel line bolts to the fuel filter, use a torque wrench. The tightening torque is very important, as under or over tightening may cause fuel leakage. Insure that there is no fuel line interference and that there is sufficient clearance between it and any other parts.

  1. Coat the flare nut, union nut and bolt threads with engine oil.
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  3. Hand-tighten the inlet line to the fuel filter.
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  5. Install the fuel filter, then tighten the inlet bolt to 22 ft. lbs. (30 Nm).
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  7. Reconnect the delivery pipe using new gaskets, then tighten the union bolt to 22 ft. lbs. (30 Nm).
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  9. Run the engine for a few minutes and check for any fuel leaks.
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  11. Install the protective shield.
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Van


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Fig. Fig. 2 The fuel filter on the Van is located near the oil filter



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Fig. Fig. 3 Use an extension when removing the fuel filter on the Van



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Fig. Fig. 4 Loosen then remove the union bolt



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Fig. Fig. 5 Set the union pipe aside and remove the O-ring gasket from the fuel filter



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Fig. Fig. 6 Remove the fuel filter bracket mounting bolts from the engine



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Fig. Fig. 7 Remove the rear fuel pipe from the filter ...



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Fig. Fig. 8 ... then slide the fuel filter out of the mounting bracket

The fuel filter is usually located in the engine compartment at the inlet line going to the fuel rail.

  1. Relieve the fuel pressure from the fuel system as follows:
  2.  
    1. Remove the fuel pump fuse from the fuse block, fuel pump relay or disconnect the harness connector at the tank while engine is running.
    2.  
    3. It should run and then stall when the fuel in the lines is exhausted. When the engine stops, crank the starter for about three seconds to make sure all pressure in the fuel lines is released.
    4.  
    5. Install the fuel pump fuse, relay or harness connector after repair is made.
    6.  

  3. Disconnect the negative battery cable. Raise and support the vehicle safely.
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  5. Disconnect and plug the inlet and outlet lines from the filter.
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  7. Remove the fuel filter retaining bolts and bands and remove the filter.
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  9. Installation is the reverse of the removal procedure.
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  11. Use new O-rings and tighten the lines to 22 ft. lbs. (29 Nm).
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  13. Connect the negative battery cable. Run the engine and check for leaks.
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