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Old 07-19-2007, 07:21 PM
 
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Default 98 ford explorer fuel filter change(need help)

hey every one i own a 98 ford explorer sport and i need to change my fuel filter. This would be my first time chaning it and i need a little help. I need to know how to get it off, is there a special trick or any thing. Plz email me ( c_wood08@hotmail.com) if you have any tips for me Thanks.
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Old 07-19-2007, 09:18 PM
 
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Default RE: 98 ford explorer fuel filter change(need help)

well i have a 00' explorer, im not sure how much different the setup is but my fuel filter is under my drivers door, its located on the inside of the frame rail, its pretty easy to find. You have to go to autozone or checkers or whatever you have and ask them for a fuel filter quick disconnect tool.....its a set of little plastic rings you have to push into the ends of the fuel filter to release the lines from the filter....if you gotta use these, DONT GIVE UP! they are a pain in the *** in my opinion, took me like 10 minutes to pop thefilter loose.
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Old 07-19-2007, 09:36 PM
 
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Default RE: 98 ford explorer fuel filter change(need help)

yea i tried that and it seems like the lines are stucked in there. i was out there for about an hour. is there like a specail way to pull the two apart. like straight out, downwards, upwards,etc..
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Default RE: 98 ford explorer fuel filter change(need help)

What type of quick disconnect tool are you using?

Sometimes the plastic units have a hard time reaching deep enough for a disconnect.. Make sure the coupling is clean and free of debis, spray a little lite lube inside and insert the tool until it bottoms.. You should be able to actually feel a slight 'click' or snap as the tool releases the spring.. Twist and pull to release.. I use the OTC tools as they seem to reach deep enough, sturdy and don't flex ect..

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Old 07-20-2007, 02:01 AM
 
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Default RE: 98 ford explorer fuel filter change(need help)

hey thanks for the help every body i changed my fuel filter fine with out to many problems thanks again for the help every one
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