Fuel filter removal

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Old 07-04-06, 04:02 PM
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Fuel filter removal

1994 Honda Accord EX. What are the steps to remove this filter. It appears that the filter is very difficult to access and remove. Any advice on the procedures. Thank you in advance...:
 
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Old 07-04-06, 04:50 PM
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It is difficult to access and very difficult to replace...a definite knuckle-buster.

1. Disconnect the negative battery cable from the battery.
2. Place a shop towel under and around the fuel filter.
3. Remove the fuel fill cap (gas cap) to relieve fuel tank vapor pressure.
4. Use a box end wrench on the 6mm service bolt at the fuel rail, while holding the special banjo bolt with another wrench.
5. Place a shop towel over the 6mm bolt and slowly loosen the 6mm service bolt one complete turn.
6. Remove the banjo bolt and the fuel feed pipe from the fuel filter, then, then support with the other wrench.
7. Remove the fuel filter clamp and fuel filter.

Honda only recommends replacing the filter when there is fuel system contamination or fuel pressure drop below 38-46 psi (with the fuel pressure regulator vacuum hose disconnected and pinched) and only after making sure the fuel pump and pressure regulator are OK.

It's very easy to damage the fuel lines going to and from the filter during this process. Make sure you use equal pressure on both wrenches at the same time to limit this possibility.
 
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Old 07-04-06, 06:43 PM
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fuel filter removal

Thank you for the great advice on this topic.
 
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Old 07-04-06, 07:41 PM
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I have not replaced any fuel filter on a honda before but I have done it for my 88 camry EFI. I recommend you use a tubing wrench (i think this is what it is called). If not you might risk stripping the nut.

I did stripped a gas line nut years back because I was not using a tubing wrench.

good luck
 
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Old 07-04-06, 08:09 PM
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It's also called a line or flare nut wrench...it looks like this:

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It helps ensure you don't strip the nut...
 
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