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I read the tech article on the fuel filter replacement and its common sense and all but how do you relive the fuel pressure from the car? I read in my car manual that you have to take off the gas cap and the little knob on top of one of the fuel injectors and let the car run until it dies. I did this but the car never died? Im probly doing something wrong can someone please help me out? thanks.
 

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Even if you don't relieve the pressure the only thing that will happen is a little bit (30ml maybe) will come out from the hose, then it will stop.
Easiest way is to relieve the pressure is to let the car sit overnight.
 

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Heres the best way. Unplug fuse 13 from the box under the hood and let the car run until it dies. Then procede with changing the filter, you'll still get some fuel coming out but you can't avoid that.
 

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or you could unhook the fuel inertia switch in the trunk and run it till it dies. I never heard of the fuse 13 trick..Im gonna have to try that one!
 

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I just use the schrader valve on the fuel rail to relieve the pressure.

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Even if you don't relieve the pressure the only thing that will happen is a little bit (30ml maybe) will come out from the hose, then it will stop.
Easiest way is to relieve the pressure is to let the car sit overnight.
do it our way... just disconnect the sucker... its not under that much pressure... I've done it about 15 times now between my 4 birds and dirty gas out here... no problems, you will lose about half a cup of gas, so that part is up to you... don't be a cry baby sissy about it.
 

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do it our way... just disconnect the sucker... its not under that much pressure... I've done it about 15 times now between my 4 birds and dirty gas out here... no problems, you will lose about half a cup of gas, so that part is up to you... don't be a cry baby sissy about it.
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just press the damn schrader valve and evac the pressure. Why do you guy insist on says that this way or that way is the best procedure. I think some of you like to over complicated simple things.

That being said, get the white plastic fuel line disconnect tools from Advance auto.
 

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smack the panel in front of the valve in the trunk with a rubber mallet then run the car til it dies. When you hit it will pop up. Done it with every car ive had and never had a problem. Doesnt take that much force to make it pop either.
 

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By just useing the Schrader vavle you spray gas out and about. Unless you have the pressure tester that hooks up there. Also I don't like to have gas shooting on me or my car if I can help it.
 

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ok well i just used the fuse thing anyways it it just me or is this hardest thing to get off ever? I just can't get it off, iv hit it with a hammer pulled on it idk wat to do? Any suggestions?


After i take the clips off it get one side off fien but the other side just wont go. Any help?
 

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By just useing the Schrader vavle you spray gas out and about. Unless you have the pressure tester that hooks up there. Also I don't like to have gas shooting on me or my car if I can help it.
so, you dont own any rags?
 

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ok well i just used the fuse thing anyways it it just me or is this hardest thing to get off ever? I just can't get it off, iv hit it with a hammer pulled on it idk wat to do? Any suggestions?


After i take the clips off it get one side off fien but the other side just wont go. Any help?
pry, and eat more rice for strength.
 

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i heard that some fuel filters are spring loaded and won't come off without a special tool that compresses the spring that holds the filter and pipe together?
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What you have circled there is called a Ford Quick connect. You have to buy a quick connect release tool to loosen this. Push in on the filter, select the release tool that fits inside the coupling the best, push in on the tool and rotate. The filter should then pull off. They can be tricky to use sometimes so just keep working with it and youll get it. Your new filter will just slide on and click in place.

http://www.sears.com/sr/javasr/product.do?cat=Tools+%26+Equipment&pid=00946337000&vertical=AUTO&subcat=Automotive+Specialty+Tools&BV_UseBVCookie=Yes

I recommend buying the plastic over the metal. From past experience ive found that the metal ones dont fit right, are hard to use, and sometimes the rivit holding them togeather breaks. Ive found that the plastic ones work perfect everytime, and after 3 years, I havnt broken one yet. Besides, ive found that when you own a ford that this is one of the must-have tools to keep in your tool box.
 

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if you dont want to be sprayd with gas just open the gas cap to relive the tank presure otherwise the presure built up in the tank will try to escape when you disconect the filter and can spray you
 

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Well i got the quick connect parts and it came off in seconds. Thanks guys. Its funny that people were telling we to pull as hard as i can and eat more rice when you just needed a simple tool. lol:D
 
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