Sorry to hear that. Next time, do it every other oil change and it will be a lot simpler to get off. You should be able to follow these instructions next time (with ease):
REMOVAL & INSTALLATION
See Figures 1 and 2
The in-line fuel filter provides filtration to protect the small metering orifices of the fuel injectors. The filter is located downstream of the fuel pump and is usually mounted to the rear right hand frame rail adjacent to the right hand front cover of the fuel tank underneath the vehicle. The filter is a one-piece unit that is non-serviceable and must be replaced if it is defective.
The flexible fuel filter and base is compatible with either fuel Methanol or fuel Ethanol. The use of a gasoline fuel filter on these models will result in the failure of the filter and base.
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Fig. Fig. 1: Exploded view of the fuel system mounting and its related components
Fig. Fig. 2: Remove the clips from the push connect fittings
1. Relieve the fuel system pressure. Refer to of this repair guide for the proper procedure.
2. Raise the vehicle and support it with jackstands.
3. Disconnect the push connect fittings from the ends of the filter and base. Refer to of this repair guide for the fuel line disconnect procedure.
4. Loosen the filter clamp mounting clamp just enough so that the filter and base can be removed.
5. Once the clamp is loosened, remove the filter from the vehicle.
The flow direction arrow on the filter should be positioned forward and downward to ensure proper flow of fuel through the filter.
6. Install the fuel filter in the mounting clamp. Make sure the flow arrow is properly positioned. Locate the base of the filter against the tab at the lower end of the bracket.
7. Attach the push connect fittings to the filter. Refer to of this repair guide for the fuel line connect procedure.
8. Tighten the filter mounting clamp nut to 15-24 inch lbs. (1.7-2.8 Nm).
9. Start the engine and check for leaks.
10. Remove the jackstands and lower the vehicle.