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Fuel filter 2000 1/2ton gmc 4x4

Discussion in 'Truck & Equipment Repair' started by jbrow1, Nov 23, 2008.

  1. jbrow1

    jbrow1 Member
    Messages: 76

    Any tips on getting the fuel filter on a 2000 fullsize gmc 4x4 out? Just replaced Dad's fuel pump and he said he would do the filter. Called today and said it is a beesh to get out of the clamp or whatever holds it in. All the connections broke free nicely.

    And what's the best way to lose the pressure? I told him try pulling the pump fuse and run it out of fuel. Or should he just crack the line and wrap a shirt around it.

    Any tips are appreciated.
  2. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    1) Crack either line loose at the filter to relieve the pressure.

    2) remove the rear line.

    3) Flex the forward line out of the way to allow you to slide the filter forward out of the plastic bracket. May need to pop it out of the first retainer bracket to allow enough slack.

    4) Some guys like to cut the filter bracket in half with a hacksaw to make filter removal easier the next time as the brackets keep a rather tight grip in the filter.

    5) Make sure the O-rings are in good shape on the fittings...or just go ahead and replace them for good measure (as is recommended).

    Be sure to use some Fluid Film or other anti corrosion protection on the fittings after re-installation, make the next filter change easier.
  3. jbrow1

    jbrow1 Member
    Messages: 76

    Thank-you very much.