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Unread 01-01-2008, 06:21 AM   #1
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WK Diesel: Fuel Filter Change

Does anybody have DIY instructions for changing the fuel filter on a Grand Cherokee Diesel? I am rapidly approaching 25000 miles and prefer to do my 25K service myself. I tried searching but came up empty handed.

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Unread 01-01-2008, 07:10 AM   #2
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Hi
I have edited my oil change post to include this hope it helps you http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f67/finished-first-oil-change-08-crd-grand-493293/
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Unread 01-01-2008, 04:45 PM   #3
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Thanks Merlin! One question - What kind of pipe do I need for the air bleeding?
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Unread 01-02-2008, 05:08 AM   #4
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Thanks Merlin! One question - What kind of pipe do I need for the air bleeding?
Hi
Sorry what every fits canít remember the size. Note: it comes out very fast.
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Unread 02-07-2011, 08:09 PM   #5
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After about 8 months of owning my 2008 diesel Grand Cherokee, I hit the recommended mileage for a fuel filter change. Thanks to Merlin, this was almost as easy as an oil change. I did make a few additions/changes to his instructions. No offense to Merlin as I have appreciated his posts greatly.

Fuel filter change
1. Remove top cover
2. Remove air intake (9/32 + 10mm socket)
3. Remove fuel hoses
4. Unplug water in fuel sensor
5. Remove 3 x E10 bolts
6. Remover fuel filter
7. Loosen 5mm Allen bolt and remove the fuel filter from cradle
8. Remove 2 x T20 screws and remove water level sensor
9. Replace o-rings on the water level sensor

Refit in reverse order. To bleed air open up bleed screw, attach suitable hose from the bleed screw to a container and turn on the ignition till clean fuel comes out. Close screw and remove hose.

Useful info
Tools: E10 socket, T20 Torx socket, 5 mm allen key socket.
Clic-R Collar Hose Clamp Pliers ($36.99 from ecrater.com).


Disclaimer: This is my first post after lurking for many months and no, I'm not associated with the ecrater site. It was the only place I could find those pliers. They were spendy and took awhile to arrive, but I like having the right tool.
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Unread 02-07-2011, 08:48 PM   #6
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So there is no pressure on the system...if I remove the fuel hoses..fuel is not going to spary all over the place? Obviously I would do this with the key out of the ignition.
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Unread 02-07-2011, 09:24 PM   #7
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Nope, there was not pressure in the hose's when I did mine. I little residual, that is all. If you do not have the Click-R collar pliers to remove the hose clamps, you can use a small 1/8 flat head screwdriver. just put it into the gap you see on the hose clamp and give it a twist, it will pop open. Then use some bent kneedle nose pliers to reset them. You will hear an audible clamp when they seat. I have now purchased the pliers from Mac tools, $30 if I remember correctly. You might not get fuel out of the bleed, I did on the first filter, but not on the last. Jeep started up with no hesitation anyways.
Also, the upper filter on the water sensor leaked the first time and I have heard here than others have had the same issue, I applied a small amount ot Hylomar (a liquid gasket for fuels and oils) on the upper "O"ring, no leaks. If you use a bleed hose, I believe it is a 1/8 ID hose, and hold on to it, if you don't it will wip all over spraying fuel (don't ask how I know that). When installing, make sure you have the filter correctly positioned in the holder, makes it easier to attach the hoses and wire connector.
There is a ground wire on the back L/H attachment screw, I believe that is the ground for the glow plugs (correct me if I am wrong Merlin) make sure you do not forget it and just check it for corrosion to make sure you have a good connection. I read some articles that this could be a cause of some premature glow plug issues.
other than that, like the others have said, it is very simple and quick.
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After about 8 months of owning my 2008 diesel Grand Cherokee, I hit the recommended mileage for a fuel filter change. Thanks to Merlin, this was almost as easy as an oil change. I did make a few additions/changes to his instructions. No offense to Merlin as I have appreciated his posts greatly.

Fuel filter change
1. Remove top cover
2. Remove air intake (9/32 + 10mm socket)
3. Remove fuel hoses
4. Unplug water in fuel sensor
5. Remove 3 x E10 bolts
6. Remover fuel filter
7. Loosen 5mm Allen bolt and remove the fuel filter from cradle
8. Remove 2 x T20 screws and remove water level sensor
9. Replace o-rings on the water level sensor

Refit in reverse order. To bleed air open up bleed screw, attach suitable hose from the bleed screw to a container and turn on the ignition till clean fuel comes out. Close screw and remove hose.

Useful info
Tools: E10 socket, T20 Torx socket, 5 mm allen key socket.
Clic-R Collar Hose Clamp Pliers ($36.99 from ecrater.com).


Disclaimer: This is my first post after lurking for many months and no, I'm not associated with the ecrater site. It was the only place I could find those pliers. They were spendy and took awhile to arrive, but I like having the right tool.
Hi fourjeepin,
it looks, you are very exerianced in the procedure for changing the Diesel Filter. I have a 2007 GC Overland with the 3.0L CRD engine.
A stupid question to you: where are the filter located? I was searching around and didn't find the filter.
Thanks for your help.
Wolfgang
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Unread 09-11-2011, 09:47 PM   #9
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The fuel filter is located smack in the middle of the engine. Right under the fresh air intake, between the banks of the V shape of the motor. Remove engine cover, then remove the air intake tube that leads from the air cleaner to the turbo, then you will see it. Conveniently located.
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Unread 11-13-2011, 12:49 AM   #10
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I just finished replacing the fuel filter on mine, and now I'm getting a p0675 code for a bad glow plug. i did make sure I replaced the ground wire. Maybe just bad luck? Seems odd. 47k miles.
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Unread 11-13-2011, 01:43 AM   #11
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Maybe you bumped something loose? Go back and check your wiring.
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Unread 11-13-2011, 10:51 AM   #12
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I will, thanks. I had trouble bleeding the system. I was not getting fuel out of the bleed valve. I wonder if turning the key on and off several times may have blown the glow plug?
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Unread 11-13-2011, 11:22 AM   #13
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I will, thanks. I had trouble bleeding the system. I was not getting fuel out of the bleed valve. I wonder if turning the key on and off several times may have blown the glow plug?
I was too. Then I opened the bleed valve further, and on turning on the ignition the fuel came out so fast it overfilled the catch jar and spilled diesel inside the engine compartment. I suggest a very large catch jar that is kept away from the vehicle, and an assistant.

For a bleed line I had some 1/4" polyethylene tubing on hand that fit perfectly. It is sold in hardware stores by length, or as part of kits for tapping water lines for refrigerator ice makers and water filters. It's mostly transparent so you can see when the fuel is coming out.

On the detailed instructions from fourjeepin (thank you very much BTW), next time I'm going to try: Loosen but do not remove the E10 bolts. Loosen the 5mm Allen bolt. Lift the filter out of the cradle. If that works then I don't have to be careful about losing fuel line clamps or forgetting to reattach the ground strap.
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Unread 11-13-2011, 11:28 AM   #14
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Check the terminal end on the wire, make sure it is not corroded. Even between the end and its wire. Also make sure you have good contact between the wire and the engine. I know it sound simple, but you would be amazed hoe the simple things can really stump the most experienced mechanic (don't ask how I know that).
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Unread 11-13-2011, 11:33 AM   #15
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I never bleed mine.I have replaced 4 filters since owning my Jeep and every change i replace the filter , attach fuel lines and crank the motor , after several seconds the engine starts no problem.Saves alot of mess.
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