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Photo 2/9 | fuel Filter Install unscrew Fender Liner | Ensure the truck is in park with the emergency brake set; place the wheel chocks behind the rear tires.
Photo 3/9 | fuel Filter Install remove Fender Liner | Remove fender liner on passenger side of the truck.
Photo 4/9 | fuel Filter Install fuel Filter | Look up from inside the passenger side fender well to locate the fuel filter. The Water-In-Filter (WIF) sensor is located at the bottom of the fuel filter (arrow). Its two pin electrical connector must be disconnected before you can remove the fuel filter from the truck.
Photo 5/9 | fuel Filter Install fuel Filter Wrench | You may need the fuel filter wrench here. Swap the WIF sensor from the old filter to the new filter using a new o-ring lubed with clean fuel. It is suggested to use the WIF tool here, not channel locks.
Photo 6/9 | fuel Filter Install water In Fuel Sensor | Tighten the sensor according to the manufacturer specifications. Install the new fuel filter with new top o-ring. Make sure the o-ring stays in the groove as the fuel system is under vacuum while running, and a leak here could cause a no-start. Make sure the drain plug is closed. Reconnect the WIF sensor to the harness (arrow).
Photo 7/9 | fuel Filter Install bleeder Screw | Open the bleeder screw using a large flat-head screw driver it is located on the top of the fuel filter housing.
Photo 8/9 | fuel Filter Install primer Button | Press the primer button (arrow) repeatedly (20 to 45 times) until a steady stream of fuel comes out of the bleeder. After a steady stream of fuel comes out, close the bleeder screw. Start the engine to verify that there is no air in the fuel line or fuel leaking from the filter. If the truck stalls you may need to re-bleed the fuel system (steps 10 & 11). If it still does not run it is likely that the top o-ring slipped out and may have to be replaced if it is pinched or damaged.
Photo 9/9 | fuel Filter Install reinstall Fender Liner | After you have verified no fuel is leaking, and your truck is running smooth, reinstall the fender liner. Like my dad reminds me "Always, always clean and put away your tools when you are done." Sit back and enjoy your frosty cold beverage while admiring your job well done.