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2004 chevy classic: fuel filter located at, and how do I change it

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I have a 2004 chevy classic, where is the fuel filter located at, and how do I change it.
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Chevy
Expert:  Butch replied 8 years ago.


Here is the complete process:

  1. Relieve the fuel system pressure.
  2. Raise the vehicle.
    Object Number: 408592  Size: SH

  3. Disconnect the fuel filter fitting using a back-up wrench.
    Object Number: 54520  Size: SH

  4. Disconnect the quick connect fitting from the fuel filter.
  5. Remove the fuel filter.

Installation Procedure

    Object Number: 288310  Size: SH

  1. Remove the protective caps from the new fuel filter.
  2. Install the fuel filter (2) in the same position as the old fuel filter.
  3. Connect the fuel filter quick connect fitting.

    Notice: Use the correct fastener in the correct location. Replacement fasteners must be the correct part number for that application. Fasteners requiring replacement or fasteners requiring the use of thread locking compound or sealant are identified in the service procedure. Do not use paints, lubricants, or corrosion inhibitors on fasteners or fastener joint surfaces unless specified. These coatings affect fastener torque and joint clamping force and may damage the fastener. Use the correct tightening sequence and specifications when installing fasteners in order to avoid damage to parts and systems.

  4. Connect the fuel filter fitting (3) using a back-up wrench.

    Tighten the fuel filter fitting to 27 N·m (20 lb ft).

  5. Lower the vehicle.
  6. Connect the negative battery cable.

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