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Thanks, I just realized that I installed the fuel filter in wrong direction the day before yeasterday. I do not find anything wrong with the car, but is it matter in long run? Do I have to change the direction? I am really tired to do it again. many thanks.
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Pull it out and put it in the right way. If it didn't matter which way it went it wouldn't have an arrow on it telling you which way to put it.

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How about u remove ur MAF and put it in the wrong way too and see if it makes a difference despite where the arrow is pointing.

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Alright...no need to be a douche. Daniel already answered the question.

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I have seen some chevy trucks and cars stall out after driving with the filter backwards. To be on the safe side, just flip it.

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How about u remove ur MAF and put it in the wrong way too and see if it makes a difference despite where the arrow is pointing.
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Alright...no need to be a douche. Daniel already answered the question.

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U are right. I apologize.

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Isn't there this metal clip that sticks out which would only allow the filter to be put in facing in one direction in the first place?

I figure it would still be there on a 2000. On my car there is a metal clip that hooks around the front of the fuel filter, which is indented, unlike the other side, which is rounded outward. If you put the filter on the wrong way it would be a hassle to make it sit tight where it is. At least, that's what I'd figure.

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Thank you all.

There is round side on the filter, which make the filter in the shape of bullet. the filter from autozone does not have a flow arrow on the side, so I just installed the filter by the guess of its shape.

Today, I followed all your advise, reinstal the filter, and find that there is a "in" sign on the round side. The restallation forced me to go autozone again to buy two clips.

By the way, just read user manual today, and Ford marked that the non-motorcraft fuel filter will void warranty, but no such marks on oil filter, or many others. Though I do not have warranty, I am still curious if there is much diffirence of fuel filter quality.
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Could you scan that and post it?

I would really like to see that.

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