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1987 S10: pickup..change fuel..fuel filter but it..power steering pump

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1987 S10 pickup 2.8L. Trying to change fuel filter but it's buried behind power steering pump. Finally got the old one out but having trouble getting threaded end of filter back in to flange opening. Any hints?
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Chevy
Expert:  Steve replied 6 years ago.
There is a small 8mm bolt that holds the clamp tight around the filter. You really can get to it best if you jack up the left front, remove the wheel and go through the fender well opening. If you loosen this bolt, the filter will slide right up into the bracket. Be very careful that the o-ring on the line is in place and that you don't cross thread the line into the filter. I have found it is almost easier to hold the nut on the line still and turn the filter onto the threads to get it started and snugged up. Then tighten the pinch bolt and snug the line up with a wrench. This is not one of the most fun fuel filters to change, but it is easier through the fender well. If this answer helps, please accept. Thanks.
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