All, the fuel filter is leaking on my 2000 Grand Caravan. It’s the 3.3L flex fuel.
The filter itself is crammed up on top of the tank and is not a typical in-line filter, but is an assembly with 3 fuel lines attached. It is shown in the attached pic of a tank that has been removed (from an '03). Of course, if you can answer for me, then I don’t need to explain it - because you already know!
If you’ve ever done one of these, or do them sometimes, I’m wondering whether you drop the tank or not. All of the formal repair manual write-ups say to drop it some to get at it. But just eye-balling it, it looks like I should be able to do it without having to mess with the whole tank, and I have seen a few discussion threads elsewhere where people mention having done it with the tank in place.
I’m just on a pretty tight time schedule right now and need to figure out how much time to leave (and how empty I need the tank to be). While it is not a typical, easy fuel filter change-out, if I can leave the tank in place it actually just looks like about a 20 - 30 minute job.
Thanks for any input.