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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 06-21-2012, 11:17 AM Thread Starter
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Fuel filter replacement 99 Tarus

I can not get the fule filter off my 99 Tarus - and I have taken many off other cars. SOmeone told me there is some special tool to remove these filters.

Any feedback would be appreciated.
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 06-21-2012, 11:33 AM
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Relieve fuel pressure. Pop out the 2 white hairpin clips. Loosen 8mm retaining hose clamp. Remove filter. Install is reverse of removal. Easy-peasy.
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I tried it just that way but could not get either end to budge. First time I have ever had a problem like this taking a fuel filter off. I might try it agian and give it some more elbow grease - but just didn't want to break the end of the fuel line off.

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If it has never been changed, the rubber might need extra coaxing.
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Do you have the white hairpin clips completely removed? No broken legs (pieces) left inside slots? May try some silicone spray lube and careful twisting/pulling action.
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Will do - thanks.
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How did you finally get the lines off the filter? I'm experiencing the same problem right now
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How did you finally get the lines off the filter? I'm experiencing the same problem right now
Get a good light and look closely to make sure clips are totally gone. I use a small flat blade and a pick. It is easy once you get the first one apart. Good light helps see the pins better!!
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