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Old 04-06-2008, 02:51 AM   #1 (permalink)
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02 tacoma how 2 change fuel filter

where is the filter located? how do I change it?
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Old 04-06-2008, 08:50 AM   #2 (permalink)
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start with the engine that you have, 4 cyl is on the block under the intake manifold, 6 cyl don't know.

What engine?
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btw, some models (maybe all) have a "lifetime" fuel filter, supposedly don't need to change it. I did mine, why do you think you need to change yours?

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If you have the 6 cyl. it's bolted to the frame under the driver's seat. See the link below and scroll about half way down for the DIY on the 6 banger.

http://www.4x4wire.com/toyota/mainte...tenancep5.html
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Irregardless of which motor you have (4 or 6), be sure to relieve the fuel pressure before removing the fuel filter.

Locate the fule pump relay fuse. Remove it. Start the vehicle. It will die shortly after starting with the fuel pump relay fuse removed. Do this again.

You'll get some fuel spillage when you pull the filter, but having relieved the system of pressure, you will not get a gasoline shower when you pull the filter.

2004 4 cyl. filter is on drivers side.
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The V6 is a lifetime filter, do not change it unless you are ready to deal with stripped fuel fittings. They run an interference thread that prevents leaks over time. The threads strip as you tighten them, so they can't come loose. They have to be replaced with the filter. I found this out the hard way and I now have a GM filter on the truck because I could not find the metric fittings.
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The V6 is a lifetime filter, do not change it unless you are ready to deal with stripped fuel fittings. They run an interference thread that prevents leaks over time. The threads strip as you tighten them, so they can't come loose. They have to be replaced with the filter. I found this out the hard way and I now have a GM filter on the truck because I could not find the metric fittings.
Weird. When I owned my 98 I changed the fuel filter three times without problems. Didn't even use the proper line wrench, just a normal everyday open end wrench.
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