Fuel Filter Replacement for 1999 Camry

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Old 04 Jan 2009, 06:14 pm   #1 (permalink)
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I have replaced the fuel filter for a 1999 Camry, but I can't get the
darn thing to stop leaking from the bottom of the filter. I have
reconnected it twice and tightened the bottom fitting very tight. Is
there a trick to connecting the bottom fitting?

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Old 04 Jan 2009, 06:55 pm   #2 (permalink)
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PS I installed the old filter back on the car and there are no
leaks. So either there is a prep issue regarding the installation of
a new fuel filter that I am missing or I have a defective filter
somehow. Thoughts?


On Jan 4, 5:14*pm, "O.B." <funkj...@bellsouth.net> wrote:
> I have replaced thefuelfilterfor a 1999 Camry, but I can't get the
> darn thing to stop leaking from the bottom of thefilter. *I have
> reconnected it twice and tightened the bottom fitting very tight. *Is
> there a trick to connecting the bottom fitting?


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Old 04 Jan 2009, 07:12 pm   #3 (permalink)
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"O.B." <funkjunk@bellsouth.net> wrote in message
news:4ed503a7-e731-498d-bf1b-4cc54092742f@o11g2000yql.googlegroups.com...
> PS I installed the old filter back on the car and there are no
> leaks. So either there is a prep issue regarding the installation of
> a new fuel filter that I am missing or I have a defective filter
> somehow. Thoughts?
>


Why did you replace the filter in the FIRST place?



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> On Jan 4, 5:14 pm, "O.B." <funkj...@bellsouth.net> wrote:
>> I have replaced thefuelfilterfor a 1999 Camry, but I can't get the
>> darn thing to stop leaking from the bottom of thefilter. I have
>> reconnected it twice and tightened the bottom fitting very tight. Is
>> there a trick to connecting the bottom fitting?

>

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Old 04 Jan 2009, 11:39 pm   #4 (permalink)
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The car is running rough. It has 201,000 miles on it and still
running on the original fuel filter.



On Jan 4, 6:12*pm, "Sharx35" <shar...@hotmail.com> wrote:
> "O.B." <funkj...@bellsouth.net> wrote in message
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> news:4ed503a7-e731-498d-bf1b-4cc54092742f@o11g2000yql.googlegroups.com...
>
> > PS *I installed the old filter back on the car and there are no
> > leaks. *So either there is a prep issue regarding the installation of
> > a new fuel filter that I am missing or I have a defective filter
> > somehow. *Thoughts?

>
> Why did you replace the filter in the FIRST place?
>
>
>
> > On Jan 4, 5:14 pm, "O.B." <funkj...@bellsouth.net> wrote:
> >> I have replaced thefuelfilterfor a 1999 Camry, but I can't get the
> >> darn thing to stop leaking from the bottom of thefilter. I have
> >> reconnected it twice and tightened the bottom fitting very tight. Is
> >> there a trick to connecting the bottom fitting?


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Old 05 Jan 2009, 01:35 am   #5 (permalink)
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"O.B." <funkjunk@bellsouth.net> wrote in message
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> The car is running rough. It has 201,000 miles on it and still
> running on the original fuel filter.
>


Hmmm. Please keep us advised.

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> On Jan 4, 6:12 pm, "Sharx35" <shar...@hotmail.com> wrote:
>> "O.B." <funkj...@bellsouth.net> wrote in message
>>
>> news:4ed503a7-e731-498d-bf1b-4cc54092742f@o11g2000yql.googlegroups.com...
>>
>> > PS I installed the old filter back on the car and there are no
>> > leaks. So either there is a prep issue regarding the installation of
>> > a new fuel filter that I am missing or I have a defective filter
>> > somehow. Thoughts?

>>
>> Why did you replace the filter in the FIRST place?
>>
>>
>>
>> > On Jan 4, 5:14 pm, "O.B." <funkj...@bellsouth.net> wrote:
>> >> I have replaced thefuelfilterfor a 1999 Camry, but I can't get the
>> >> darn thing to stop leaking from the bottom of thefilter. I have
>> >> reconnected it twice and tightened the bottom fitting very tight. Is
>> >> there a trick to connecting the bottom fitting?

>

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Old 05 Jan 2009, 12:09 pm   #6 (permalink)
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On Jan 4, 3:55 pm, "O.B." <funkj...@bellsouth.net> wrote:
> PS I installed the old filter back on the car and there are no
> leaks. So either there is a prep issue regarding the installation of
> a new fuel filter that I am missing or I have a defective filter
> somehow. Thoughts?
>
> On Jan 4, 5:14 pm, "O.B." <funkj...@bellsouth.net> wrote:
>
> > I have replaced thefuelfilterfor a 1999 Camry, but I can't get the
> > darn thing to stop leaking from the bottom of thefilter. I have
> > reconnected it twice and tightened the bottom fitting very tight. Is
> > there a trick to connecting the bottom fitting?



If it doesn't leak after replacing the old one, I'd suspect a bad
replacement filter. Can you exchange it?

Did the car still run rough with the leaky, new filter?

Regards,

Michael
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Old 05 Jan 2009, 07:36 pm   #7 (permalink)
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I use Wix fuel filters, such as one your local NAPA parts store sells.
No problems. The fuel filter has a single flare bottom connection. I
would use a flare crowfoot and torque it down per spec while holding
it with another wrench. A flared wrench won't slip and round the soft
flare nut's edges. Other than that, no trick to it.

If the leaking filter doesn't work, then swap it out with a Wix/NAPA.
No sense messing with it.

The wimpy fuel filter should be changed 15-30K miles. You can also
check short term fuel trim, it'll probably gradually peg max positive
as the filter plugs up. Or an ammeter current draw test.


On Jan 4, 3:14*pm, "O.B." <funkj...@bellsouth.net> wrote:
> I have replaced the fuel filter for a 1999 Camry, but I can't get the
> darn thing to stop leaking from the bottom of the filter. *I have
> reconnected it twice and tightened the bottom fitting very tight. *Is
> there a trick to connecting the bottom fitting?


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Old 15 Nov 2017, 05:47 pm   #8 (permalink)
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Default Fuel Filter Replacement for 1999 Camry

Just buy some fuel tank repair putty and put it around the nut and pipe and just hope you never have to change it ever again!
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