How JustAnswer Works:

  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site.
    Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.

Ask Eric Your Own Question

Eric
Eric, Automotive Repair Shop Manager
Category: Ford
Satisfied Customers: 24010
Experience:  Automotive Repair Shop Manager, Technician
Type Your Ford Question Here...
Eric is online now
A new question is answered every 9 seconds

how do you change the fuel filter on a 2000 ford e-150 van

Resolved Question:

how do you change the fuel filter on a 2000 ford e-150 van?
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Ford
Expert:  Eric replied 4 years ago.

Hi,

 

You will need ford fuel line disconnect tool. It is inserted into the ends of the fuel filter lines to disconnect the lines. The tool is about $5 at a parts store. There is no other way to disconnect these lines without breaking them:

 

 

 

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
  2. Disconnect the negative battery cable and relieve the fuel system pressure.
  3. Disconnect the fuel lines from the fuel filter. Have a drain pan handy to catch any residual fuel once the lines are separated. On newer models, disconnect the fuel lines from the filter as follows:
    1. Disconnect the safety clip from the male hose.
    2. Install and push the fuel line disconnect tool into the female fitting.
    3. Separate the male and female fittings.
    4. Inspect the fuel lines for any damage after the fuel is finished draining.

  4. Remove the fuel filter from the bracket and the retainer, if equipped. Note the direction of the flow arrow so the replacement filter can be installed correctly.

    Click image to see an enlarged view

    Fig. Typical fuel filter mounting along an under vehicle frame rail-1997-03 models

 

To install:

  1. Position the fuel filter into the mounting bracket with the flow arrow pointing in the correct direction.
  2. Install the fuel lines to the fuel filter. On newer models, align and push the male tube into the female fitting until a click is heard. Pull on the fitting to ensure that it is fully engaged, then install the safety clip.
  3. Lower the vehicle to the ground.
    NOTE When the battery has been disconnected and reconnected, some abnormal drive symptoms may occur while the PCM relearns its adaptive strategy. The vehicle may need to be driven 10 miles (16 km) or more to relearn the strategy.
  4. Connect the negative battery cable


Edited by Eric on 3/16/2010 at 4:26 PM EST
Customer: replied 4 years ago.
so disconnecting the negative battery terminal is what relieves the fuel system pressure?
Expert:  Eric replied 4 years ago.

Hi,

 

No. That is always recommended in any directions as just a sfety precaution.

 

Below is fuel pressure relief. two ways to do it. either relieve pressure at shraeder valve on the fuel rail, or remove the fuel pump fuse and crank engine and allow to run until it dies:

 

  • Remove the engine cover.
  • Remove the Schrader valve cap and attach the fuel pressure gauge.

    Click image to see an enlarged view

    Fig. Schrader valve



    Click image to see an enlarged view

    Fig. Fuel pressure gauge installed

  • Slowly open the manual valve on the fuel pressure gauge and relieve the fuel pressure. This will drain some fuel out of the system. Place fuel in a suitable container.
  •  

    1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
    2. Remove the fuel pump fuse from the engine compartment fuse box.
    3. Start the engine and allow it to idle until it stalls.
    4. After the engine stalls, crank the engine for approximately 5 seconds to make sure the fuel injection supply manifold pressure has been relieved.
    5. Turn the ignition switch to the OFF position.
    6. When fuel system service is complete, install the fuel pump fuse.
      NOTE It may take more than one key cycle to pressurize the fuel system. Cycle the ignition key and wait three seconds to pressurize the fuel system. Check for leaks before starting the engine.
    7. Start the vehicle and check the fuel system for leaks
    Eric, Automotive Repair Shop Manager
    Category: Ford
    Satisfied Customers: 24010
    Experience: Automotive Repair Shop Manager, Technician
    Eric and 13 other Ford Specialists are ready to help you

    JustAnswer in the News:

     
     
     
    Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
    JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
    Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
    ...leave nothing to chance.
    Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
    Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
    I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.
     
     
     

    What Customers are Saying:

     
     
     
    • AlvinC answered a question about my Ford truck that only someone with an in-depth knowledge of his subject would have known what was going on. Rich D USA
    < Last | Next >
    • AlvinC answered a question about my Ford truck that only someone with an in-depth knowledge of his subject would have known what was going on. Rich D USA
    • Because of your expertise, you armed me with enough ammunition to win the battle with the dealer. They are installing a fuel filter and fuel pump at no charge to me. Molly USA
    • I needed help with my car on Saturday morning....got a response in 5 minutes, and it was the perfect solution. Thanks again to your service. Jason V. Kirkland, WA
    • I do know, after going though this with JustAnswer, that I can somewhat trust my mechanic but I will always contact you prior to going there. BR New Jersey
    • I would (and have) recommend your site to others I was quite satisfied with the quality of the information received, the professional with whom I interacted, and the quick response time. Thanks, and be sure that I'll be back whenever I need a question answered in a hurry. Stephanie P Elm City, NC
    • used your service this weekend with "Trecers" help. thank you ,thank you, thank you. replaced an A/C fan motor. Local Auto Zone had part. $15.00 "tracer" fee and $40.00 for parts, I saved several hundreds of dollers at a shop. i will recommend you and use you in the future. David L. Richmond, TX
    • 9 dollars, 2 hours of my time, and I drove away. Your diagnosis was right on the mark. Thank you so much. Phil Marysville, CA
     
     
     

    Meet The Experts:

     
     
     
    • Ron

      ASE Certified Technician

      Satisfied Customers:

      20942
      23 years with Ford specializing in drivability and electrical and AC. Ford certs and ASE Certs
    < Last | Next >
    • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/FO/fordguy4u/2011-12-17_222940_HPIM1257.64x64.JPG Ron's Avatar

      Ron

      ASE Certified Technician

      Satisfied Customers:

      20942
      23 years with Ford specializing in drivability and electrical and AC. Ford certs and ASE Certs
    • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/MU/muddyford/2012-6-13_1204_1.64x64.png Chris (aka- Moose)'s Avatar

      Chris (aka- Moose)

      Ford Technician

      Satisfied Customers:

      22382
      16 years experience with Ford.
    • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/JM/jmcdo28/2012-2-23_01655_resized.64x64.jpg John Mc's Avatar

      John Mc

      Ford Technician

      Satisfied Customers:

      5493
      19 years Ford Lincoln Mercury experience
    • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/wmarti7/2009-4-18_04332_Avatar.jpg Chuck's Avatar

      Chuck

      ASE Certified Technician

      Satisfied Customers:

      1684
      33 Years Experience,Ford Senior Master,ASE Master,L1 Advanced Engine Performance
    • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/CR/crzydrvr00/2013-11-3_12123_246347.64x64.jpg Richard's Avatar

      Richard

      ASE Certified Technician

      Satisfied Customers:

      1518
      12 years at a Ford Lincoln/Mercury and Jaguar dealer as a technician and shop foreman.
    • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/BA/baddad1/2014-4-1_23659_avatar.64x64.jpg Mike V.'s Avatar

      Mike V.

      Auto Service Technician

      Satisfied Customers:

      789
      25 years experience on all makes and models, Licensed NYS Inspector.
    • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/lostrider/2009-9-26_23144_php4VNWAA_c1PM1.jpg lostrider's Avatar

      lostrider

      Ford Technician

      Satisfied Customers:

      2940
      ASE Master Technician, Ford Senior Master Technician,Diesel certified, ASE Master, 22 yrs FORD exp.
     
     
     

    Related Ford Questions