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2005 Fuel Filter

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It's been some time since I've been here, but I have a fuel filter question.

So just this afternoon, I've noticed that my fuel filter started leaking gas. The other day I caught a whiff gas in the garage, but didn't see any obvious puddles underneath the car. Now, I'm capable of replacing the filter myself as I've done so in the past with other vehicles. The part that scares me is the very rusty bracket holding the fuel filter in place. I mean, it's so rusty that I'm sure that it's fused onto the filter, and wiggling the filter out would likely break the clamp. Furthermore, the clamp appears to be welded onto the frame of the car, so replacing it would not be possible. Any suggestions or insight would be helpful. Thanks!
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You won't have an issue getting the filter loose from the bracket. The more you pay for the filter the better the coating on the filter housing. My issue was the cheaper filters nipples rust to the o rings in the connectors and pull the o rings out of the connectors. People use tie wraps if they cant find the right clip for the connectors.
Looks like the rear connector is released by pushing in that while button/tab and pulling the connector. Front connect needs the clip.
Guess the last installer used a powered impact wrench to speed installation.
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