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Old 03-27-2011, 02:45 PM
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Default How To: Fuel Filter replacment on 2001-2011 Ranger

This will show how to change the fuel filter on a 2001-2011 Ford Ranger with the plastic quick connect lines.

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Tools:
1 Rag
Pliers or fuse puller
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You will need to purchase a fuel filter I choose to go with a MotorCraft one.
FG-1061 Fits the following
2001-2003 All Engines

FG-1036 fits the following
2004 -2011 All Engines


Step 1:
Locate fuel pump fuse located in the distribution box under the hood.
Refer to your owners manual for the correct fuse to pull. No owners manual CLICK HERE

Step 2:
Remove the fuse. Use a pair of pliers or a fuse puller to remove the fuse.




Step 3:
Get in the truck and start the truck. It will slowly die from no fuel. I reccomend to let the truck sit for 3 hours or more. I let me sit over night before changing the filter.

Step 4:
Location of the fuel filter is on the driver side frame rail right in the middle of the driver door.




Step 5:
Removing the fuel filter. There is one line with a green tab on the front side.
On the back side there are two lines. One has a green tab and one has a orange tab. If you break the connection point you will have to replace the WHOLE line. they are 200+ dollars from ford. You cant just replace the connector.


Dont worry about putting the lines on backwards. The filter has two different size nipples and only one line will fit on there.


Video showing how to remove the filter.

Step 6:
Installing new filter. It is pretty simple just put the lines on the nipples and press them in once they click they are on.


Step 7:
With the rag wipe off any fuel that came out

Step 8:
Put the fuse back into the spot you removed it from.
Now start the truck up. It will take it about 3-5 seconds to start. It has to get the fuel going again.
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Old 03-27-2011, 03:14 PM
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Default Re: How To: Fuel Filter replacment on 2001-2011 Ranger

Good write up for those who have never done this before.
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Default Re: How To: Fuel Filter replacment on 2001-2011 Ranger

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Complete waste of money. These take little effort to compress and pop off.
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Where was this about 2 months ago?
I couldve saved $50 from having ford do it
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nice tutorial. ive been meaning to do this for a while but putting it off because i remember it was kinda a pain when i did it on my old blazer. this seems way easier.
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nice tutorial. ive been meaning to do this for a while but putting it off because i remember it was kinda a pain when i did it on my old blazer. this seems way easier.
The older metal connections you have to have a tool. These just press in and pull off.
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when i did mine i didnt remove the fuse for the fuel pump or let it run until it died. pulled it into the shop, opened the gas cap to releave some pressure and then pulled the filter out. didnt spill maybe a few drips of gas during that process.
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good job on the write up. Great help
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i didnt remove the fuse for the fuel pump or let it run until it died. pulled it into the shop, opened the gas cap to releave some pressure and then pulled the filter out. didnt spill
same here. i didnt need to run the motor down or pull the fuse, i just opened the gas cap, unplugged the switch by the passenger side kickpanel, and changed the filter. Holding up the fuel line the on rear side of the filter is always a good idea cuz thats where the most fuel is going to come out. I did all this and only got a few tinkles on me
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why would i need to do this?
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why would i need to do this?
Why would you need to change the fuel filter?

Same as why you need to change the air filter. It gets dirty and it it gets extremely dirty fuel wont flow very well.

Over the life of the vehicle rust and other debris builds up in the tank, and eventually makes it way to the filter. The filter keeps it from making it to the injectors.
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well i got the truck at 70k...hasnt been replaced as far as i know and now im at 95k...should i change it?
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well i got the truck at 70k...hasnt been replaced as far as i know and now im at 95k...should i change it?
Defiantly change it.

Some recommend you change it once a year.
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allright thanks man
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