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Location of fuel filter on 2003 expedition

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location of fuel filter on 2003 expedition
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Ford
Expert:  john replied 8 years ago.



All vehicles


  • Do not smoke or carry lighted tobacco or open flame of any type when working on or near any fuel-related component. Highly flammable mixtures are always present and can be ignited, resulting in possible personal injury.
  • Fuel in the fuel system remains under high pressure even when the engine is not running. Before servicing or disconnecting any of the fuel lines or fuel system components, the fuel system pressure must be relieved to prevent accidental spraying of fuel, causing personal injury or a fire hazard.

  1. Release the fuel system pressure.
  2. Disconnect the battery ground cable.
  3. CAUTION: The fuel filter is located near the left side frame rail on the fuel tank. Correct placement of the vehicle hoisting equipment is necessary to prevent damaging any fuel system components. Raise and support the vehicle on a hoist.

  1. Insert a medium flat-blade screwdriver in the the fuel filter protective cover tabs, turn 45 degrees , and gently remove the cover from the tank.

Vehicles equipped with 4.6L and 5.4L (2V) engines

  1. Disconnect the fittings.
  2. NOTE: Note the location of the fuel tube orientation sleeve. Remove the fuel filter.

  1. Remove the fuel tube orientation sleeve from the fuel filter.

Vehicles equipped with 5.4L (4V) engines

  1. Disconnect the fittings.

  1. Remove the fuel filter.


All vehicles

  1. To install, reverse the removal procedure.



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