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Old May 23rd, 2006, 08:43 AM   #1
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Fuel Filter -- Clamp Removal


I am having a hard time figuring out how to remove the fuel filter because of the type of clamps that are holding the line to the filter. Can anyone tell me how to remove these ?

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Old May 23rd, 2006, 09:15 AM   #2
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Local auto parts stores sell a Ford fuel line disconnect tool, it's only a few bucks. Some folks remove them with a screwdriver but I've never managed to figure out how :/
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They may be listed as ac/fuel compression line removal tools. I bought a set of 6 of varying sizes from Pep Boys for around $9.00. They are invaluable as I couldn't figure out the trick with a screw driver either.
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Dont ever use a screw driver, on my dads car we destroyed it, and it was a terrible thing to witness!
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Old May 23rd, 2006, 11:56 AM   #5
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if you do happen to destroy it, you can use an aftermarket filter with some hose and clamps, like the russell filters
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Old May 23rd, 2006, 02:46 PM   #6
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Yea, I just left ford to try and buy the special plascic fuel return hose and they told me they discontinued it. I surely do not want to use used lines from a junk yard.
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I just talked to my local Ford dealer about recommended maintenance at 15,000 miles on a 2006 GT. The books says 20k for the fuel filter, but they recommend replacing every 15k. They want $65.00 parts and labor (!?!?!) Two questions:

- Anyone noticed any problems with the fuel filter? I'm not having any symptoms, but I'm about to take a long trip, and don't want any trouble.

- (Basic question) I understand the fuel filter is somewhere in the under-carriage ... anyone know precisely where? I don't have a hoist or jack stands, and I'm wondering if the old front or back tires on the curb trick will do the job .

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you will be fine... if im not mistaken it is at the rear of the vehicle under the car at the rear like the sn-95 models, you can probably crawl under there.

it will look similar to this:

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Yep. I replaced my fuel filter last February and did so with a flat head screwdriver.
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How many miles do you have on your fuel filter? If its working good now, I say if you don't have time, don't worry about for you trip.
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