Tips on removing fuel filter?

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Old 03 Jan 2005, 08:33 pm   #1 (permalink)
acunniff@adv...trition.com
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Default Tips on removing fuel filter?

I'd like to help my son replace the fuel filter in his 1993 Toyota
Camry, but I could use some advice on removing the old filter.

When we try to loosen either the bolt on top of or under the
filter, the entire filter starts to pivot. How do I loosen these
bolts without disturbing the lines going into the filter?

Thanks.

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Old 03 Jan 2005, 09:44 pm   #2 (permalink)
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acunniff@adv...trition.com wrote:
> I'd like to help my son replace the fuel filter in his 1993 Toyota
> Camry, but I could use some advice on removing the old filter.
>
> When we try to loosen either the bolt on top of or under the
> filter, the entire filter starts to pivot. How do I loosen these
> bolts without disturbing the lines going into the filter?
>
> Thanks.


There's a nut fused into the underside/inlet-side of the fuel filter;
hold it with a spanner. Do not let the fuel filter rotate, otherwise
it'll break the fuel line.

-T

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Old 04 Jan 2005, 03:54 am   #3 (permalink)
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Default Re: Tips on removing fuel filter?

And for the lower fuel line nut (not the integral hex on the filter), get a
really strong, substantial flare nut wrench. It is unlikely that an ordinary
open-ended spanner will do more than round off this nut. Other experiences
with this?

Geoff

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> acunniff@adv...trition.com wrote:
>> I'd like to help my son replace the fuel filter in his 1993 Toyota
>> Camry, but I could use some advice on removing the old filter.
>>
>> When we try to loosen either the bolt on top of or under the
>> filter, the entire filter starts to pivot. How do I loosen these
>> bolts without disturbing the lines going into the filter?
>>
>> Thanks.

>
> There's a nut fused into the underside/inlet-side of the fuel filter;
> hold it with a spanner. Do not let the fuel filter rotate, otherwise
> it'll break the fuel line.
>
> -T
>



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Old 04 Jan 2005, 03:17 pm   #4 (permalink)
Daniel
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Default Re: Tips on removing fuel filter?

Best idea for removing the lower flare nut on the fuel filter - which
can often be very tight.
1st
Use penetrating oil and let it soak in for some time. I used Kroil with
good results.
2nd
Use a crow foot flare nut wrench which fits on a ratchet extension.
The design is more rigid than a typcial flare nut wrench, so the jaws
won't flex.
Had heard about this lower fuel fitting being luck of the draw -
sometimes they come off, sometimes you wind up replacing the entire
section of fuel line by damaging it during removal.
With this method that little nut spun off so easily it only took a
matter of seconds.

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Old 04 Jan 2005, 07:18 pm   #5 (permalink)
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I also remove the gas cap to relieve the pressure in the line. Helps reduce
the amount of gas that comes out of the lines.

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Tony Marsillo
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> Best idea for removing the lower flare nut on the fuel filter - which
> can often be very tight.
> 1st
> Use penetrating oil and let it soak in for some time. I used Kroil with
> good results.
> 2nd
> Use a crow foot flare nut wrench which fits on a ratchet extension.
> The design is more rigid than a typcial flare nut wrench, so the jaws
> won't flex.
> Had heard about this lower fuel fitting being luck of the draw -
> sometimes they come off, sometimes you wind up replacing the entire
> section of fuel line by damaging it during removal.
> With this method that little nut spun off so easily it only took a
> matter of seconds.
>



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Old 05 Jan 2005, 04:06 am   #6 (permalink)
Rog
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Default Re: Tips on removing fuel filter?

You should loosen the bottom bolt first. And that's the first thing you
should try loosening. Do not remove or loosen the bracket until you got both
bolts loose. Use a 19mm to hold the filter and a 12mm or 14mm (don't
remember) FLARE wrench for the flare nut underneath. If you use a regular
wrench you may strip or bend the flare nut. I've done a lot of these, it's
not that hard if you take your time and have the proper tools.

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> I'd like to help my son replace the fuel filter in his 1993 Toyota
> Camry, but I could use some advice on removing the old filter.
>
> When we try to loosen either the bolt on top of or under the
> filter, the entire filter starts to pivot. How do I loosen these
> bolts without disturbing the lines going into the filter?
>
> Thanks.
>



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