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Old 09-10-2019, 04:47 PM
grens404 grens404 is offline
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Default Fuel filter change help

My ranger is throwing 2 lean codes and before I do too much I want to rule out a dirty MAF sensor and old fuel filter.

I'm having trouble changing the filter - not sure how to release the pressure if that's possible. One side I need a quick release tool and the other is a simple clip that I can undo and simply pull out the line from the filter. How do I go about changing the filter without releasing gas - if possible. Thanks for any help
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Old 09-11-2019, 05:41 PM
jim22 jim22 is offline
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Default Re: Fuel filter change help

On my 99, i released the pressure by disconnecting the inertia switch under the right side of the glove compartment while the engine was running, BUT you should do it with a COLD engine. My engine was hot, and when i disconnected the fuel line the gas in the fuel rails must have boiled and i got drenched in gas!

I had trouble with the quick disconnect tool. The correct procedure is to insert the tool until it stops. This lifts locking fingers inside the connection. Then wiggle off the line. Pushing harder on the tool does nothing, you need to hold the tool in to the stop but must tug the line away from the filter and tool.

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Old 09-12-2019, 03:31 PM
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Default Re: Fuel filter change help

Thank you for replying. I was able to get it. I disconnected the fuel pump relay and let the truck stall then preceded to remove the filter. Thanks!
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