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Old 12-07-2009, 10:20 AM
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Default 2004 4.0 fuel filter change

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What is the best/correct way to relieve the gas pressure so I can change out my fuel filter? Also, any tricks on how to use the quick release tool?

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Old 12-07-2009, 01:26 PM
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pull the fuel punp fuse while the truck is running it will die and release the pressure

I never used a tool on my 05 i just used my fingers to compress the clip and pull the line
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Old 12-07-2009, 02:02 PM
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well it depends on some models too. you can do that or you might have an internal quick disconnect. if it is internal get the tool that is color coded. normally they will come with 5 different ones. then just use the right size for yours. and about fuel pressure, i just pinched the rubber line after the fuel filter with some vice grips.
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Old 12-07-2009, 02:09 PM
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Ones like this you don't need a special tool.

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Old 12-07-2009, 02:24 PM
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oh i know that but some do
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My father in laws 99 explorer has the other style and they are a PITA!!!!!

I believe all 2001+ rangers have the style I posted in the picture
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Old 12-07-2009, 03:10 PM
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what is PITA?
and yes i think so too. our ranger at work is like that
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PITA = Pain In The A@@
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My 97 has the quick disconnect, they aren't a pain in the ass if you get the tool. But otherwise ha go to the dealer or sit there and look like an idiot. I hate that thing.
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oh ok lol, and ya they are it took me almost 30 min to realize it was a quick disconnect lol but rich is right too. they are pretty easy
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I feel your pain. My Dad sat there and watched me try and change it, then I realized what the problem was, he didn't stop laughing at me for the next 3 days.
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I feel your pain. My Dad sat there and watched me try and change it, then I realized what the problem was, he didn't stop laughing at me for the next 3 days.
I guess that's what you call "tough love".
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Lol yeah I guess so...
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Old 12-08-2009, 09:50 AM
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Looks like I have the same one as STL's with colored ends. So I will squeeze the clips and pull them off. Thanks for the info.
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PITA = The name of my 6 week old kitten, same meaning.
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