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Old 06-15-2007, 12:28 PM   #1
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Fuel Filter Questions (quick)

Haha, its me again with another stupid question.

Im working on the car and wondering for the SVT is the Fuel Filter on the Passenger side infront of the wheel, held in a canister (silver) with a metal tube coming from the top. Does it also have a little release valve or something you can unscrew on the top.

Also are there 3 little bolts holding the canister in place.

Do I have to disconnect any of the lines. The direcections found on that myfordfocus.com site are pretty vague.

I have the replacement filter, im just wondering if it goes in there.

FYI, i have already depressurized the system.

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Old 06-15-2007, 12:35 PM   #2
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Haven't done a SVT yet, but I think its the same as the rest.

Disconnect the lines first. Should be push buttons that release them, and then pull off of the filter. Have something to capture gas. Even though its depressurized, it will still leak some.

Then there are 2 bolts that hold the assembly to the car. Take those off, and it comes out.

Then there is one bolt that holds the filter to the bracket. Loosen it, and it slides out.
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where is the fuel filter located on the zx3?
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I believe they are all in the same place closest to the rear passenger side tire.
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Heheheh what u are talking about is AirConditioning canister ;_) DO'NOT OPEN ;-)))) fuel filter is located at the back of your car ;_) look around your fuel tank ;_)
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I see three bolts, two holding the bottom bracket and one up top just above one of the lower bolts.

Also I see only one thick line going towards the top of the filter.

it connects to a metal tube that curves about 90 degrees and has a bolt connecting it to the upper part of the tube which is directly connected to the canister.

there are some other tubes in the area but nothing i see that i can actually disconnect with push buttons, or whatever.
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Heheheh what u are talking about is AirConditioning canister ;_) DO'NOT OPEN ;-)))) fuel filter is located at the back of your car ;_) look around your fuel tank ;_)
Oh snap! You're right. I didn't even see that in his post. I'd assume he was already underneath the car by the gas tank.
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The fuel filer only has two things connected to it- one line from the gas tank and one line to the engine. Make sure you have the right part. Should be a silver thing bout the size if nto smaller than a can of soda.
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took 10 minutes once i found it and had my buddy bring the other tool box.
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Did you pull the fuel fuse?

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