Video: How to Change a Fuel Filter
Changing a vehicle fuel filter is a regular part of normal maintenance. Dirt in the fuel is captured in the filter and over time clogs the filter, causing it to operate less efficiently. The clogged filter reduces fuel pressure to the vehicle. A sign of a clogged filter is the vehicle stalls when climbing hills or low fuel pressure. Replace the filter at the manufacturer recommended interval.
- Check the rubber hoses for hardening and cracks. Replace the hoses if they are too stiff. Just loosen the clamps then cut the hose off, it’s much easier then trying to pull a stiff hose off the tube flange
- Pull the old filter out and put the new one in as quick as possible. You can avoid having to clamp off the hose ends or loose fuel onto the ground
- Do not forget to remove the fuse before you start replacing the fuel-filter in order to release the pressure, otherwise it can cause an explosion.
- Try not to breathe or get fuel on yourself. It may cause cancer and cause burns, better be safe than sorry.
- WEAR EYE PROTECTION! You will likely be working over your head. Any dirt you may disturb will find its way into your eyes. What’s worse, however, is that there will likely still be fuel in the system and when you remove the filter, out it will come. You stand a good chance of being sprayed down, your EYES included. Getting fuel in your eyes is excruciating and can cause PERMANENT damage. If you do get fuel in your eyes, rinse your eyes with clean water for a minimum of 15 minutes and contact a doctor immediately.