03-11-2004, 01:49 AM
Does anyone know the location of the fuel filter, just got my fuel pump replaced through the recall and figure that I should replace the filter as well. Ford wanted to charge to much, so I bought the fuel filter my self and will change it. But don't know where it is?
03-11-2004, 08:51 PM
Passenger side in front of the rear wheel and 1/2 way between the wheel and center of the car towards the driver wheel. It'll take a small flat blade screwdriver to remove the clips. Throw them away and install the ones that came with the filter. I think it's a 7mm bolt that holds the clamp and filter to the car.
Make sure you've relieved the fuel pressure before you take anything loose. Have some rags handy, as the filter will have some fuel still in it.
03-11-2004, 10:52 PM
thank you for the info waterboy [thumb]
and thanks for asking the question ibspanky. i was also wondering.
03-16-2004, 08:00 AM
Is any old Filter good to through in there or Should you go get one from like EscortFocus.com???
03-16-2004, 07:27 PM
I doubt the one on EFP is anything special.
03-17-2004, 03:35 PM
Well I just got my Fuel Pump Replaced to the new one for Recall - So im gonna switch them up! How do I relieve the Pressure before installation or uninstallation?
03-17-2004, 08:31 PM
Pull the fuse for the fuel pump. Start the car and run it until it dies. Crank it a few more times. Should be good to go then.
Make sure you have some rags handy to sop up the spilled fuel. The lines and filter will still have some fuel in them.
03-19-2004, 11:23 PM
Where is the Fuse? Under the Hood?
03-19-2004, 11:25 PM
Also, Jim Quick Question! My SparkPlug wires from FS are burnt a little bit from my headers through the Protective jacket- Could that cause my Car to stall or start to stall??? Thanks Man!
03-20-2004, 11:04 AM
Sure would make it run funny if they're shorting out on the header. Prop your hood, and splash some water on the wires, if you hear the zap, you've got issues. Randy won't warranty burnt wires, so if you have to buy a set go with the Magnecores.
For the fuse, it's under the hood, #12.
04-05-2004, 07:55 PM
I thought the fuel filter was above the fuel tank...
My mechanic who did my 60K service said it was above the fuel tank. He had to lower the tank to get to it. I told him not to do it at that moment, however if its on the outside then i can do it myself.. My car is otherwise running fine so it probably wont be needed until 75K
I had my fuel pump replaced at 25K or so .. the fuel filter was replaced at the same time too so i dont see it being replaced right now.. but if its in that location i say why not..
04-05-2004, 09:41 PM
My fuel filter is located at the back of the car, just to the right of the gas tank. A tight little spot to get into.
04-05-2004, 09:46 PM
haha i did mine yesterday, lets just say i wasnt ready for this 'spilled fuel', so i got gas all over me, and i think i still stink from it.
05-24-2004, 07:35 PM
What do u gain when u replace the fuel filter?? Does the car run better?