How to Replace a Fuel Filter

Below guide will teach you How to Replace a Fuel Filter . Please follow the instructions carefully.

Things You’ll Need:

  • Hose Pincher
  • Socket and Ratchet Set
  • Flare Nut Wrench
  • Flat Head Screwdriver
  • 3/8 in. Drive Ratchet
  • Fuel Filter

Estimated Costs:

  • DIY Costs: Est. $16.71 parts only
  • Shop Costs: Est. $82.96 parts and labor


  • Prop the hood up and look for the fuel filter.
  • You can use fuel line that will guide you to the fuel filter if it is not visible.
  • Examine the filter element for dust and debris, if fuel filter case is clear.
  • In case of dirty fuel filter case, discard it from the fuel line and drain the fuel from it.
  • Fit a new fuel filter carefully taking help from the arrow on the filter that suggests the direction of the flow.
  • Reconnect the fuel lines to the fuel filter.
  • Turn the vehicle on and wait for few minutes. Check the fuel lines and the surrounding areas for leak.
  • Take a small drive and make sure that the vehicle is running smooth without missing or any other problem.

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