1997 T-Bird Fuel Filter


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Old 01-15-07, 01:57 PM
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1997 T-Bird Fuel Filter

I had no trouble locating the fuel filter and taking off the old one until I tried to pull the old filter from the fuel line. The rear line came off easily, but the front line will not come off. Any suggestions?
 
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Old 01-15-07, 01:59 PM
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Originally Posted by Dead Eye
I had no trouble locating the fuel filter and taking off the old one until I tried to pull the old filter from the fuel line. The rear line came off easily, but the front line will not come off. Any suggestions?
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Old 01-15-07, 02:28 PM
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fuel filter

Ok I have a 95 and the filter has plastic clips holding it on!
 
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Old 01-16-07, 04:43 AM
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The clips were easy to remove, but the fuel line would still not come off of the filter. It would slide off so far and then it would not come completely off.
 
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Old 01-16-07, 06:41 AM
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You must be trying to remove the original factory filter! They were installed with a one-way design connector constructed of metal. There's a special tool for this. I don't have such a tool, so it took me about an hour to remove such a filter when I came across it on a 95 T-Bird.

Once the original filter is replaced, the next filter changes are easy.
 
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Old 01-16-07, 08:38 AM
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you are correct about it being the original. Did you keep pulling until it came off? Any special suggestions for getting it off?
 
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Old 01-16-07, 08:51 AM
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It's been a number of years, and I'm working from memory, but I believe I took a small screwdriver and kept poking at the connector, pushing back the tiny flaps, and tugging at the joint until it came off.
 
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To save aggravation in the short run, you might want to clip the line where the filter ends and then splice som new line in.
 
 

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