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post #1 of 30 (permalink) Old 02-08-2009, 06:54 PM Thread Starter
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Fuel Filter Change on a 2000

I purchased a fuel filter for my 2000 malibu V6 with intentions of changing it myself, but thought i would ask for some pointers before i dive into it. i've done it on older cars, but everything tends to be more complicated as cars get newer. thanks in advance.
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Re: Fuel Filter Change on a 2000

anyone have anything??
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Re: Fuel Filter Change on a 2000

Hmmm... I've never personally done it, but from what I have read...

It is located pretty much right on top of the fuel tank. It is reachable and you do not need to remove the tank... but I have seen twice that you need some kinda special tool.
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Re: Fuel Filter Change on a 2000

i just did my fuel filter on my 03. the fuel filter is located right behind the gas tank. check right behind it and it should be up right next to the floor panels. before you attempt to change it, disconnect the negative cable from the battery, take off the gas cap, and bleed the system. to bleed the system, take a very small screw driver and cloth, go to the motor. where the system gets bled, which is on the fuel rail, next to the power steering reservoir, take the cap off and very softly stick the screw driver with the cloth on it and youll start to hear the hissing. no back to the filter, you have a clip and a bolt that hold it in. the clip is for the line that runs from the fuel tank. the bolt is to the line that runs to engine. twice the filter a little bit, so it relieves a little more pressure (if theres any). be careful cause a little fuel will spill out. start with the clip (which is pretty easy). after unclipping it, try the bolt which will be a huge pain. it has an arrow on the new filter (youve said you changed this so i dont think youll have much of a problem. when done, bolt it back up, then clip it, then make sure the cap for the fuel rail is on, connect the battery and close the gas cap. the pressure will built back up and bam your done. good luck
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Re: Fuel Filter Change on a 2000

o and the if you have a fuel gauge with a drain off valve for bleeding the system, thats better than the screw driver
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thanks. i'll get on it next weekend.
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Somebody help me! I have changed the fuel filter on my wifes 01 malibu ls and I cant get it to stop leaking. It leaks from the inlet side. I have tried 2 new filters, new clips and o-rings. I cant get the leak to stop.
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man thats a tough one, it might be the line. Make sure its not torn, scratched, or no damage.
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Re: Fuel Filter Change on a 2000

Did you damage the line or the clip that snaps into the connection? The inlet line is only plastic and can be damaged if not careful. What about the O- ring on the inlet line, was it still there?
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i'm back...i procrastinated until today when I went to change it. I did all the necessary steps - I released the pressure on the fuel rail and opened the gas cap, but taking the clip off resulted in fuel pouring out. I let it go for a bit because i expected it to stop, but it just kept on coming. Am i missing something or do i just need to be extra fast??, which is hard to do with such a small space to work with. Due to only having limited time I put everything back and decided to procrastinate a little longer until i find the answer.
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