Topic Sponsor
1997 - 2003 Ford F150 General discussion on the Ford 1997 - 2003 F150 truck.

Fuel filter replacement, 98 5.4

 
Old 04-03-2013, 04:12 PM
  #1  
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 8
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default Fuel filter replacement, 98 5.4

Simple question for you guys (or gals)....
I THINK, unless I'm being paranoid, that my MPG has declined recently and I have lost a bit of power and acceleration. Do y'all think this could be something as simple as the fuel filter? Seems as if it doesn't want to get up and go. Thats all I got for ya today. Pretty straight forward!

Thanks for any input! It is greatly appreciated.
emny23 is offline  
Old 04-03-2013, 04:18 PM
  #2  
Horse Man
 
loganhorse's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Western KY
Posts: 756
Received 5 Likes on 5 Posts
Default

I just changed mine. The fuel inside was nasty. Couldn't hurt my mpg anymore by changing it
loganhorse is offline  
The following users liked this post:
emny23 (04-03-2013)
Old 04-03-2013, 05:22 PM
  #3  
Ford Owner
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Wichita Kansas
Posts: 955
Received 96 Likes on 94 Posts
Default

It can certainly cause your engine to be sluggish as you described especially when accelerating. Ford recommends replacing it every 30,000 miles so unless you changed it recently, it is most likely due for change. The dirty filter can also make your fuel pump work harder and this can cause it to fail prematurely. At a cost of less than $20, I would not be afraid to over maintain by changing the fuel filter before 30,000. A failed fuel pump leaves you dead in the water and can cost you around $600.
Frank_Ford is offline  
The following users liked this post:
emny23 (04-03-2013)
Old 04-03-2013, 05:56 PM
  #4  
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 8
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default

Sluggish is actually exactly how I would describe it. I will get that changed and see if it helps any. I'm not to concerned with the mpg, but missing the power is kinda irritating me. If i had to bet, the previous owner has probably never changed the fuel filter.
emny23 is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Quick Reply: Fuel filter replacement, 98 5.4


Contact Us - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

© 2019 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.
 
  • Ask a Question
    Get answers from community experts
Question Title:
Description:
Your question will be posted in: