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Old 09-16-2011, 03:59 AM   #1
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It's been a while since I have done a fuel filter replacement. Call me lazy, but I like the Ford house touching my truck. But I have some free time on my hands next week and trying to fill up those free time is difficult.

2002 f150 4.6 and 2000 f150 5.4 I need to change fuel filter on both of them. Do I need a special tool and anyone know where it's located? (I haven't looked, I am sure it's pretty easy to find)

PS. I did search and could not find this info anywhere
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yes u need a special tool, they sell them in autopart store. im sure its along side of the chassis by the driver side door, if im not mistaken


u can use these, they are meant for a/c lines and fuel lines
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The ones for A/C will barely fit. PB Plaster will do wonders in helping remove the dirt that gets built up in side the fittings..
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Both of those suck...buy a good tool and avoid problems
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Its inside the framerail almost under drivers door. I bought the plastic fuel line removal tool kit from advanced auto for like 5-10 bucks. It takes a bit of pushing and pullin but it does come off lolol. GL
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Both of those suck...buy a good tool and avoid problems
What would you recommend?
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i use the small key chain look alike tool.. dont know the proper name for it. it has 4 different sizes and their small. works great.
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these are the proper ones and i think the blue one is the right one
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these are the proper ones and i think the blue one is the right one
Does autozone or oriely's or advance or napa carry those?
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All auto parts stores should carry these fuel disconnect tool. Depending on the build date and options you would need a 5/16" (8mm) or a 3/8" (10mm) tool for the fuel filter
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