car repairs


Question by  timhood (43)

How do you replace a fuel filter on a Ford Contour?

I need a new fuel filter and have no idea how to replace it.


Answer by  Mantis (74)

First remove the fuse for the fuel pump. Then start the car until it stalls. Now locate the fuel filter, remove it, and replace with a new one.


Answer by  kennethjgoodson (4903)

The fuel filter is going to be in the fuel tank and you will have to take the tank down and remove the filter that way.


Answer by  soccer593 (476)

Look under the car near the front by the front bumper and you should find the filter that looks like yours. Just switch them it's very easy.


Answer by  corvetteman (14)

Raise the car,go under the car by the rear passenger side tire, unbolt the clamps holding the filter then the fuel lines and reattach in reverse order with new filter.


Answer by  Amber40 (24961)

First locate the filter. Typically it is inline mounted somewhere on the underside or firewall of the car. Then depressurize the system, remove the lines, and unbolt/replace the filter.


Answer by  Huntress (1935)

Not enough room here to answer but you can either purchase a Ford Contour book for the proper year at the local auto shop and, most likely, if you ask someone there they will come out and show you where you need to replace it and what tools you need.

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