1993 Ford Escort sedan fuel filter

Old 08-28-07, 07:57 AM
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Question 1993 Ford Escort sedan fuel filter

I have a 1993 Ford Escort that my daddy gave me (well, he sold it to me for one dollar for some odd reason).

Anyway, I was told that I have to have the fuel filter changed, but I don't know what that is or where it's at.

I don't want a mechanic to do it because they take one look at me and over charge (a man at my daddy's job went to them for the same reason and they charged him a LOT less for the same job). He told me it wasn't my intelligence...I'm pretty smart, but because I'm small and thin and don't speak very loud. Does that even make any since? Why would they discriminate against my appearance?

Anyway, can someone please tell me where the fuel filter is? Once I locate it, I shouldn't have any problems replacing it.

Thank you.
Old 08-28-07, 02:28 PM
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Welcome to the Forums Vicky!

You could probably do this and it shouldn't be that difficult.

The fuel filter is a round cylindrical device located on the lower left side of the engine compartment.

Paste this link into another browser and it will tell you how to replace it.

If you have anymore questions, stop by and ask.

Good Luck!


PS. Some mechanics will take some people too the bank no matter what their physical stature is.
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Thank you so much for your quick reply. I just have one more question and then I won't take up any more of your time, I promise.

How do you relieve the fuel system pressure?

I know I must sound like an airhead, but I've never worked on a car before. But, I don't want my daddy to think I can't do anything like this.

Thank you so much for helping me.
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Ah, that's easy for these cars
There an "inertia switch" in the trunk
It's under one of the panels, I think by '93 they were marking the panel with some sort of identifier
But it'll be a small panel that pops off
Inside there's a "switch" like a circuit breaker
You need to pop it...it might take a flat screwdriver stuck in there

Once you pop it, start the car
It should die rather quickly (if it doesn't-you didn't pop the switch)

Try to start it again a few more times...it shouldn't start

The fuel pressure is now relieved

*there still could be a little pressure/gas leakage, so be prepared and have some rags handy

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