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Old 07-03-2005, 12:09 PM   #1
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Default SL2 Fuel Filter

Ok. So I'm a total moron. I think I know where the fuel filter is, but have absolutely no idea what it looks like. Can anyone help me? And if it's not too much to ask, how about some instructions on how to change it out?

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Old 07-03-2005, 12:44 PM   #2
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Well its just under and back from the drivers seat. Its a small cylinder with 2 lines in/out of it. Just pry off(but dont break) the lil clips on the lines. Make sure you relieve the fuel pressure by pulling the fuel pump fuse and letting the car run till it dies BEFORE you remove the lines...it makes for a bad day with fuel in your eyes. Pull off the old filter and replace with new. Put the fuse back in and turn the key to the spot BEFORE start...ACC. You should hear the pump prime and re pressurize. It might take a couple starting attempts to get her to go.

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Old 07-03-2005, 12:54 PM   #3
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Hey Thanks!! I've been searching the net for the last couple hours trying to get that information. I'm glad I found this forum. I'll probably be here for a while.

Thanks again for the info.

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Old 07-03-2005, 08:00 PM   #4
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Default Re: SL2 Fuel Filter

91'-97' fuel filters are on the drivers side, below the brake booster, down low where the firewall meets the space frame rail. Silver/gold can looking thing about 4 inches long by 2.5 inches in diameter with a fuel line running in one side and out the other. Remove the driver's side wheel and plastic splash guard for easier access.

98'-02' fuel filters are back by the gas tank. Driver's side mounted to the inside of the frame. Similiar in appreance, but have THREE lines going into/out of it.

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Old 07-03-2005, 08:14 PM   #5
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Crap i thought it'd be in the same place as my 98 sc2...sorry

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Old 07-03-2005, 11:34 PM   #6
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Default Re: SL2 Fuel Filter

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Ok. So I'm a total moron. I think I know where the fuel filter is, but have absolutely no idea what it looks like. Can anyone help me? And if it's not too much to ask, how about some instructions on how to change it out?

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hey I like your ID- look out for osmosis jones! in your member info, put down what car you have- helps us w/ giving info. the filter chage is real easy. just make sure you get the little plastic tool that is supposed to come with it. I thought it was the coolest little setup.

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Old 07-04-2005, 03:59 PM   #7
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...i hated the setup

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Old 07-04-2005, 08:30 PM   #8
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Make sure you relieve the fuel pressure by pulling the fuel pump fuse and letting the car run till it dies BEFORE you remove the lines...
No relief valve on the fuel rail? I've never looked....might be time to change the fuel filter.

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Old 07-04-2005, 11:23 PM   #9
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I think there is...im not at home and my book is 5 hours away...ill look when i get home tomorrow night and post if someone doesnt beat me to it. But the way i told is part of the fuel relief process...clears the fuel out of the lines so you dont take a fuel shower.

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Old 07-05-2005, 09:07 AM   #10
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I think there is...im not at home and my book is 5 hours away...ill look when i get home tomorrow night and post if someone doesnt beat me to it. But the way i told is part of the fuel relief process...clears the fuel out of the lines so you dont take a fuel shower.
checked in my Haynes manual...there is, though like you said, pulling the fuel pump fuse is part of the procedure.

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Old 07-06-2005, 12:07 AM   #11
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Knew it LOL so where is the valve and how do you relieve the pressure.

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Old 07-06-2005, 12:45 AM   #12
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Knew it LOL so where is the valve and how do you relieve the pressure.
on the fuel rail...I had a quick look but my wife only just had gotten home so the engine bay was pretty hot. Looked like it might be on the right end (driver's side of the car)

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Old 07-06-2005, 12:52 AM   #13
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pull the fuel pump relay and run the car til it dies u will relive the pressure and not get gas all over
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Old 07-06-2005, 10:05 AM   #14
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^^^i already posted that...i meant from the valve,^^^

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Old 07-07-2005, 03:50 PM   #15
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Step by step instrcutions with pictures for the 98-02 fuel filter are posted here

http://www.cristhomas.com/cars/FuelF...lterHowTo.html

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Old 07-07-2005, 04:14 PM   #16
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Step by step instrcutions with pictures for the 98-02 fuel filter are posted here

http://www.cristhomas.com/cars/FuelF...lterHowTo.html
Nice writeup Chris....only thing I would add is to throw a couple of cinder blocks or 4x4s under the body/frame in case either the jack or stands slip.

Didn't realize the filter is good for 100K...think I can put off changing the one in my wife's car for a while...she's got about 78K on it I think.

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