Removing a fuel filter on a Ford Expedition requires the battery to be disconnected, the fuel pressure released and the vehicle safely raised from the ground. Once the vehicle is secured from the ground the filter can safely be changed.
The fuel filter is used to ensure the engine receives clean gasoline. When a filter is kept on the vehicle too long the engine will have several issues such as:
- Difficulty starting
- The engine idling rough or stalling
- Sluggish acceleration
- A decrease in fuel economy
The following instructions list how to properly remove and replace a fuel filter on a Ford Expedition.
- Relieve the gas tank pressure
- Disconnect the battery
- Locate the fuel filter
- Remove the fuel filter
- Install the new pump
- Reconnect the battery
Open the gas cap to relieve the pressure inside the tank.
Disconnect the negative cable from the battery to avoid accidental shock.
The fuel filter is mounted underneath the chassis of the Ford Expedition. Use a hydraulic-jack to raise the vehicle and support the chassis on jack-stands.
Once located, loosen the mounting bolts and remove the fuel filter. Then remove the fuel lines. Since the fuel pressure was released, the lines will come off with little to no lost fuel.
Check the pump and make sure it fits. Install the new pump along with the fuel lines.
Remove the jacks and lower the vehicle. Proceed to reconnect the negative battery cable.