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Old 06-14-2005, 11:08 PM   #1
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While I was out ordering my Taylor Wires today decided to stop by NAPA and get a new fuel filter (NAPA Gold, of course). I know where the filter is located and looks to be a pretty easy swap once the fuel is outta the line. Is that a safe assumption? Is there any special instructions or tips from the people that have done this?

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You might want to release the fuel pressure with the schrader valve on the injector rail. I can't remember if i did this or not, but fuel kinda went everywhere.
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or pull the fuel pump fuse and turn it over for 30 seconds or so.

Make sure you have line wrenches. PB Blaster is nice to have also.
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or pull the fuel pump fuse and turn it over for 30 seconds or so.

Make sure you have line wrenches. PB Blaster is nice to have also.
ok, I have both of those at my disposal. I'm going to do this in my auto shop class tommarow....
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as long as you can easily get the part with the threads off it is REALLY easy. I'm gunna guess you have a lift, so that will be even better.
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as long as you can easily get the part with the threads off it is REALLY easy. I'm gunna guess you have a lift, so that will be even better.
that'* correct....
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get a pair of needlenose pliers...great for undoing those plastic clips on the fuel line. They were hard to get to on my 93 because other lines were in the way, so i used needlenoses
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get a pair of needlenose pliers...great for undoing those plastic clips on the fuel line. They were hard to get to on my 93 because other lines were in the way, so i used needlenoses
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you should be fine...if you're in an auto shop you have more than enough at your fingertips to do what you need.
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First of all, a 92 doesn't need line wrenches.

The needlenose pliers were good advice.

Take a shower IMMEDIATELY after swapping in the new filter. Why? Because you absolutely CANNOT change this sucker without getting fuel on you, even if you run it out, pull a fuse, or bleed it at the rail.
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