Fuel filter replacement - How do I depressurize fuel system?
In looking at the Chilton's manual it says to relieve the pressure in the fuel system prior to replacing the fuel filter. Specifically it says, "Release the fuel system pressure. Refer to the procedure outline earlier in this section." Only problem is, there is no procedure outline earlier in the section. ?????
BCWheeler's right. On the drivers side of the top of the engine, there's a valve with a black cap sitting right on the top of the frame rail. Remove the cap, rag over top, and press the valve (looks like a tire valve stem) with a flathead screwdriver. A little gas should shoot out.
I got a Jeep, it's lifted and it's got crap bolted to it. Color by Rattle-Can.
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At this point I'm thoroughly convinced that what I am attempting to change is the ORIGINAL fuel filter with 159K miles on it. The shroud bolts are so frickin' rusted I can't believe that they're ever been out before. I've got 2 down and 2 to go. What an absolute PITA. It shouldn't be this hard.
That's great, but I still have 2 bolts to remove before I can even GET to the flippin' filter. 3.5 hours and only have 2 bolts out. At this rate I'll have the fuel filter replaced sometime around the New Year.
Of course the 2 that are out are the "easy" 2. The two that face mount to the frame rail are being absolutely insane. Both are so rusted that they don't even look like bolts anymore, but of course they have enough bite and enough metal under all the dang rust that I can't just break 'em off.