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Fuel filter change help
Posted 05 October 2003 - 08:34 PM
I had a oil change at a quick-lube and was told that I needed to change my fuel filter. After getting a quote from them for 100$ I decided that I would do this myself. I noticed that in the mornings I had a strong gas smell especially if I turned on the vent. I figured that the mechanic did a poor job of reconnecting the filter. I bought a fram filter and was about to change the filter and tubing (they were cracked) but could not find a way to disconnect the fuel pump (chiltons says that it is on top of the gas tank). I also couldn't find the fuse (I can not find a fuse diagram for the main fuse box). So my questions are how can I turn off the fuel pump so that I can disconnect the old fuel filter and do you think that this is what is causing the gas smell?
Posted 05 October 2003 - 09:18 PM
Posted 05 October 2003 - 10:05 PM
Posted 05 October 2003 - 10:59 PM
Or you could just let it sit overnight and the fuel pressure will be pretty low in the morning...
As for the smell, check the hoses around the charcoal canister (right behind your pass. headlight). That is usually the first thing to cause a fuel odor in the car...
Posted 06 October 2003 - 12:16 AM
The advice was spot-on.
You saved me 80$!
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