car repairs


Question by  genomeman (49)

How do you replace a fuel filter in a dodge diesel?

The fuel filter in my dodge has gone bad, I would like to replace it myself but need assistance to do so.


Answer by  Shancrela (93)

This is a difficult repair for the novice. You must drain the fuel tank and remove it to get to the fuel filter. Other than those tasks, it is a matter of removing it and relacing it without sparking your tank.


Answer by  ben43 (121)

its mounted by the rear tire follow the fuel lines from the tank and youll find it. its easy to do just take the fuel lines off pinch them before you do anything and put the new one on.


Answer by  Zoso (869)

Pretty simple! Buy the replacement, locate the filter (in engine compartment or under chassis), understand the connections, use tub underneath for any spillage, clamp off both fuel lines, switch quickly.


Answer by  Doug77 (1433)

Place a catch pan under the filter and remove the old filter. Clean the contact surface. Fill the new filter with fuel, to the brim. Reinstall tightly.


Answer by  Amber40 (24961)

Your truck should have a large capacity spin on filter. First release the fuel pressure and the remove the filter. Prime the new one, install it, and bleed any air.


Answer by  thattractorguy (2970)

Turn wheels to right. Drain filter. Use ratchet with swivel extension or filter wrench to unscrew filter. Take old filter out through the fender. Transfer red o-ring to new filter and make sure gasket is on new filter. Put new filter on. Start truck, after it dies start it again.


Answer by  japratt (1687)

If you are wanting to replace this fuel filter then you will need to be able to get under the hood.

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