Procedure to replace fuel filter car
Replacing or changing your car’s fuel filter is not as tough as it may sound like. It takes around half an hour for the entire process but one thing that is important is that you are mindful and critical to your success for following the right steps as guided. Here’s the procedure to replace the fuel filter in a car:
- First, find the fuel pump fuse on the fuse box and relieve the fuel system pressure. Followed by that start your car and then leave your engine running, and then pull the fuse or you can relay out. You will be sure that it went in the right direction once your car’s engine dies.
- After relieving the fuel pressure, use two wrenches, and disconnect the fuel lines from the fuel filter. Don’t forget to use a rag to cover the lines, now that you’ve got the wrenches in place there is still some pressure in the lines. Make sure to hold the wrench that is on the filter while you are turning the other wrench until the bolt comes out.
- The next step is to slide the fuel line off the bolt and ensure to repeat on the other side.
- After that, remove the old filter and now for this, you might need a flathead screwdriver to do this successfully. Be careful as there are chances that gas might still be present in the old filter.
- Now for the bolts, you removed in steps 3 and 4, there got to be washers. Remove them and replace them with new ones.
- Lastly, install the brand new filter by doing the exact opposite of what you had done to remove the old one and then put back the fuel pump or relay back on before you give it a try to start your car.