fuel filter change on '96 cherokee


Old 05-07-02, 07:25 AM
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fuel filter change on '96 cherokee

My fuel filter rotted away a little bit and is leaking fuel. I going to change it this afternoon. Do I need to depressurize the fuel system before swapping it out? My buddy told me that once I unclamp the filter, I can relieve the pressure that way. I just don't want gas spraying out at me. Also, any other advise on this matter? Thanks
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Old 05-07-02, 08:28 AM
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fuel filter

I had a puddy tell me that when you un do it to wrap a rag around it so the gas does not shot out at you. I think the lines are at 35 psi.
Old 05-07-02, 08:52 AM
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To depresurize the fuel system on a GM (I don't know jeeps), pull the fuse for the fuel pump and crank the engine. If the truck starts, wait until it runs dry. Just remember to put the fuse back when you are done.
Old 05-07-02, 09:30 AM
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Old 05-07-02, 06:32 PM
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If the fuel system leaks it will depressurize on its own,let it sit an hour without turning the key on.
Old 05-09-02, 08:07 AM
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Easy, 20 minute project! thanks guys. I just wrapped a towel around it, and kept a pan underneath to drank the fuel into. It was easy. I still soaked my arm in fuel, but that's alright. easly project!

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