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Old 01-07-2006, 09:51 PM
 
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Default How to change fuel filter? - 2003 explorer

32,000 miles on my 2003 Explorer and I want to change the fuel filter. I found the filter hidden behind a shield and I see that there are two styles of fittings. One looks like the type where a special tool is inserted around the tubing and into the fitting. The other two fittings look like there is some sort of red plastic keeper and I have no idea of what to do or what tool to use. Can anyone describe the tools and how they are used?
Thanks, Bob
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Old 01-08-2006, 12:55 AM
 
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Default RE: How to change fuel filter? - 2003 explorer

YOU CAN GET THE TOOL FOR ONE SIDE FORM A PARTS STORE AND THR RED CLIPS COME OFF WITH A SMALL SCREW DRIVER BUT WORD OF ADVICE PAY SOME ONE TO DOIT IT WILL TAKE THEM 10 MINUTES
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Old 01-17-2006, 06:36 PM
 
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Default RE: How to change fuel filter? - 2003 explorer

I got the tool from napa for about 20 bucks. Your crazy if you pay someone to do it!
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Old 01-17-2006, 11:40 PM
 
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Default RE: How to change fuel filter? - 2003 explorer

i know that if i didnt have a hoist to do this job on i wouldnt do it never mind you better make sure you dont break those clips or you will be buying a line to go with your fuel filter...
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Old 01-18-2006, 03:20 PM
 
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Default RE: How to change fuel filter? - 2003 explorer

Got the tool for one end - no problem, got a Chilton manual with detailed procedures and pictures for the two clips on other end - no problem. Oh, and I do have hoist in my garage which does make the job much easier.

Thanks for the responses, Bob
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