How do you remove fuel filter off a 2001 F150


#1

How do you remove a fuel filter off a 2001 F150? I remove the clips and pull for a half hour No go. Filter still on truck. Theres got to be a easyway to do this.


#2

Are you saying your filter has 2 hairpin clips, as in plural? I thought most late model Fords used one hairpin and a springlock fitting on the same filter? The change occurred sometime during this period but I do not remember for sure when.
Sometimes the filter will refuse to budge due to hardening of the rubber O-ring seals. It simply has to be twisted and worked for a while.

The hairpins can be removed with a screwdriver; if it has a springlock the springlocks require a special tool; about 5-10 bucks at the auto parts store.
As to why Ford uses both methods on the same filter that’s probably done to simply make it more of a pain in the neck to service.


#3

one end is like an air hose chuck. it is spring loaded. it has an o ring inside which seals.

http://community.cartalk.com/posts/list/1075412.page

BTW, the search function probably has more ideas than i do.


#4

Yes it does have to two clips a front one and back one. The clips come right off no problem there but the filter itself WOW twisted and pull it still no luck.


#5

Just verifying this. Is this the type of clips you have on both ends; the duckbills? (hairpins to me)

http://www.autozone.com/addVehicleId,2545903/initialAction,repairGuide/shopping/repairGuide.htm?pageId=0900c152800af920