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Old 05-03-2010, 12:39 PM
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fuel filter replacement

anybody on here have any good tricks on replacing the fuel filter on an 96 ext. cab f150 5.8 , haha i have to say i dont know what ford was thinking on this part lol anyway if yall know a few good short cuts let me know
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You have to get the special disconnect lines. Any parts store should have them, but try to find the metal ones. The fuel system clips on the newer trucks are a complete PITA. The older style are so much easier.
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yeah i got those im just talking about the location of the filter itself, its on the drivers side of the frame, and a little bit in front of the front gas tank or beside it anyway, then they got the filter in this bracket that the filter is suppose to snap into, i might making a big deal about nothing lol
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Release the fuel pressure first.

Donʻt place yourself directly under the fuel filter.
(more fuel will spill out than you would think)

One hand has to hold the coupling while you push the release tool in.
Make sure you push the release tool in evenly.

That bracket is sized just right to move the filter forward and aft to get
the couplings freed from the filter.
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You have to get the special disconnect lines. Any parts store should have them, but try to find the metal ones. The fuel system clips on the newer trucks are a complete PITA. The older style are so much easier.
Totally agreed on the PITA that is "quick disconnect"! For what it's worth, I just helped a buddy change his gas filter on an '04 Escape, and the New-new quick disconnect fittings are wonderful- no tools required!

It's good to know that sometimes things actually do get better.

Listen to Khadma's advice, and I'll throw one more: Don't break it- the fitting has extremely fragile clips inside there and if you break it you will have to replace the entire line, which parts stores do not carry and the dealership will have to order it.

...or you could JB-weld a nipple inside the fitting and remote it with a rubber fuel line and hose clamps as God clearly intended. Then you can actually service yours with normal tools.
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Totally agreed on the PITA that is "quick disconnect"! For what it's worth, I just helped a buddy change his gas filter on an '04 Escape, and the New-new quick disconnect fittings are wonderful- no tools required!
My '89 F-150 (and my old '90 Bronco) both had the easy-disconnect fittings that use the small plastic clips. They are super easy to get off and don't leak. For some reason Ford switched to the PITA design sometime in the 90's - glad they went back to their roots.
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Totally agreed on the PITA that is "quick disconnect"! For what it's worth, I just helped a buddy change his gas filter on an '04 Escape, and the New-new quick disconnect fittings are wonderful- no tools required!

It's good to know that sometimes things actually do get better.

Listen to Khadma's advice, and I'll throw one more: Don't break it- the fitting has extremely fragile clips inside there and if you break it you will have to replace the entire line, which parts stores do not carry and the dealership will have to order it.

...or you could JB-weld a nipple inside the fitting and remote it with a rubber fuel line and hose clamps as God clearly intended. Then you can actually service yours with normal tools.
You can buy those metal internal clips at Autozone in the Help section. I got some last year for my truck, just in case.
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My '89 F-150 (and my old '90 Bronco) both had the easy-disconnect fittings that use the small plastic clips. They are super easy to get off and don't leak. For some reason Ford switched to the PITA design sometime in the 90's - glad they went back to their roots.
Wow- I didn't know it was a new-old technology (like ignition switches on the dashboard). That must be an Alan Mulaly-era decision. I can't even imagine what they were thinking changing away from the plastic-clip style QD, they are magnificent- even better than a clamp on a rubber hose!
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I have both metal and plastic tools. I actually recommend the plastic tool for this task. Its easier to manipulate. Its really not that hard to do. I agree though, I think the other clips were better. Actually our 97 Mustang has those type.

http://www.northerntool.com/shop/too...6107_200396107
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