Here are directions:
Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the -Precautions- section. Disconnect the battery ground cable. Properly relieve the fuel system pressure. Raise the vehicle on a hoist. Remove the bolts and the fuel filter heat shield. Remove the nuts and the fuel filter shield. Disconnect the quick release and spring lock couplings and remove the fuel filter.
Fuel line fittings:
Push Connect Fittings
Fig. Disconnect the safety clip from the male hose
Fig. Install the tool and push it into the fitting
Fig. Separate the fittings
Fig. Align the tube and fitting and push together until you hear a click
Fig. Pull on the fitting to make sure it-s secure, then install the safety clip
Spring Lock Coupling
Fig. Remove the safety clip, install the spring lock coupling disconnect tool
Fig. Close the tool
Fig. Push the tool into the open side of the cage
Fig. Separate the coupler
Fig. Remove the tool
Fig. Lubricate the O-rings with 5W-30 oil
Fig. Push the coupler together until the garter spring in engaged
Fig. Pull on the coupler to make sure it-s fully engaged
Ford disconnect tool is about $2 at any parts store:
Fuel line pressure relief:Before servicing the vehicle, please familiarize yourself with safety procedures.
NOTE The fuel pump relay is located in the battery junction box (BJB) location C-1051.
Remove the fuel pump relay. Start the engine and allow it to idle until it stalls. After the engine stalls, crank the engine for approximately 5 seconds to make sure the fuel rail pressure has been released. Turn the ignition switch to the OFF position. When the fuel system service is complete, install the fuel pump relay.
NOTE It may take more than one key cycle to pressurize the fuel system.
Cycle the ignition key and wait 3 seconds to pressurize the fuel system. Check for leaks before starting the engine. Start the vehicle and check the fuel system for leaks