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Old 06-08-2005, 07:33 PM   #1
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Default PCV Valve and Fuel Filter Change Instructions??

I have looked in the tech section and searched and I can't get directions on how to do these two things. If someone could quickly explain how I change these two things that would be a hugh help for me.
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Anyone help here????
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PCV Location - Read down acouple of posts and you'll see some links made by me.

Fuel Filter... Although I am not exactly sure if the filter is located on the passenger or drivers side of the vehicle. If you buy the replacement filter, then just look under your car and forward of the rear axle centerline for something that looks like the new one.

To replace the filter, first bleed the system. This can be done by pulling the fuel pump relay from the underhood fuse block and try to start the car (run it until it dies if it starts). Now you can jack up the car (or put it on a lift) and locate the filter. It will be a silver (or slightly corroded) cylinder about 2" in diameter and about 3" long. It'll have a quick disconnect on the inlet and a threaded connection on the outlet (according to AllDataDIY.com). You can purchase special quick disconnect tools to make removal even easier. Be very careful with the threaded connection. If you round off the hex on the line, you'll be screwed!

Make sure that you have the EXACT right sized wrench. I just changed the fuel filter on my Bravada and the threaded hex on the line was 5/8 standard wrench, but the hex on the fuel filter was 20mm... 20mm, not 3/4 or 13/16... freakin' 20mm. And wouldn't you know it, my tool set jumped right over 20mm.

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PCV Location - Read down acouple of posts and you'll see some links made by me.

Fuel Filter... Although I am not exactly sure if the filter is located on the passenger or drivers side of the vehicle. If you buy the replacement filter, then just look under your car and forward of the rear axle centerline for something that looks like the new one.

To replace the filter, first bleed the system. This can be done by pulling the fuel pump relay from the underhood fuse block and try to start the car (run it until it dies if it starts). Now you can jack up the car (or put it on a lift) and locate the filter. It will be a silver (or slightly corroded) cylinder about 2" in diameter and about 3" long. It'll have a quick disconnect on the inlet and a threaded connection on the outlet (according to AllDataDIY.com). You can purchase special quick disconnect tools to make removal even easier. Be very careful with the threaded connection. If you round off the hex on the line, you'll be screwed!

Make sure that you have the EXACT right sized wrench. I just changed the fuel filter on my Bravada and the threaded hex on the line was 5/8 standard wrench, but the hex on the fuel filter was 20mm... 20mm, not 3/4 or 13/16... freakin' 20mm. And wouldn't you know it, my tool set jumped right over 20mm.

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Thank you. I did a search but didn't get these ones, thanks again.
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Here'* a little hint with the search function on most forums. If you have word combinations (ie. more than one word you are searching for), always put 'AND' (minus the single quotes) between each word.

For example:
searching for 'fuel filter' will pull up any and all posts that contain either fuel or filter
whereas searching for 'fuel AND filter' will only return posts with both fuel and filter

Also, if you know which section of the forum they may be in, then you should select that section (ie. 2000+, performance & brainstorming, etc.).

My search criteria for those two posts was 'pcv AND location' and 'fuel AND filter' and I only searched the 2000+ section. But I already knew something about the posts I was looking for and didn't have to wade through the plethora of threads.

Glad I could help.
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Thansk for that info. I always just searched for the words and get TONS of results, this will work much better.
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