Toyota Pick-ups, Land Cruiser, and 4 Runner 1997-00

Fuel Filter

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION





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Fig. The fuel filter on this 1998 Toyota Tacoma is located under the vehicle on the rear frame rail


CAUTION
NEVER smoke when working around or near gasoline. Make sure that there are no active ignition sources (heaters, electric motors or fans, welders, anything with sparks or open flame.) in the area. Have a fire extinguisher within arm's reach at all times.

The fuel filter is in a metal cylinder, located either on the rear frame rail or in the engine compartment, depending on the Model Year and vehicle. You may also find it under the injection manifold on some models.

  1. Unbolt the retaining screws and remove the protective shield from the fuel filter.
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  3. Place a pan under the delivery pipe to catch the dripping fuel and SLOWLY loosen the union bolt to bleed off the fuel pressure. The fuel system is under pressure. Release pressure slowly and contain spillage. Observe all "No Smoking/No Open Flame" precautions
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Fig. The fuel filter on this engine attaches to the fuel main hose199900 Land Cruiser with 2UZ-FE engine



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Fig. Always use a line wrench to remove a fuel line nut



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Fig. The use of a three-sided wrench such as this line wrench will prevent you from rounding the nut off



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Fig. Place a pan under the delivery pipe to catch the dripping fuel



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Fig. Use new gaskets when reconnecting the lines



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Fig. Hand-tighten the fuel lines first, then final tighten with a torque wrench

  1. Remove the union bolt and drain the remaining fuel.
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  3. Disconnect and plug the inlet line.
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  5. 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 space between the fuel lines and other components.

  1. Coat the flare unit, union nut and all bolt threads with light 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 and then tighten the inlet line nut to 22 ft. lbs. (29 Nm).
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  7. Reconnect the delivery pipe using new gaskets and then tighten the union bolt to 22 ft. lbs. (29 Nm).
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  9. Run the engine for a short period and check for any fuel leaks.
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  11. Install the protective shield.
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