Change the Fuel Filter on a 2001 Ford Escort

Ford equipped the 2001 model-year Escort with an on line fuel filter. The fuel filter contains a fine-mesh material, which bottles foreign matter that enter the filter with the gasoline. Left unfiltered, to be appropriate and fluffy matter of the Anhydrous and balance from the gas tank clog fuel monitoring components. to replace the fuel filter as part of the Escort's regular 30,000-mile maintenance schedule.


  • Step 1

    Open the hood. Disconnection the battery's negative cable with a wrench.

  • Step 2

    Remove the cover of the engine compartment's gauze panel cover. catch and Traction the fuel pump gauze from the Covers in the gauze panel.

  • Step 3

    Start the engine. Let the engine run until it stalls. Crank the engine twice, then turn the lighting key to the "Off" position. insertion the fuel pump gauze into the Covers in the gauze panel. To reinstall the gauze panel cover.

  • Step 4

    Locate the fuel filter on the driver's side of the engine compartment towards the rear. play the hook pan under the car under the filter. Turn the fuel filter's attach bolt with a key counterclockwise a few turns to literature it. bitterly the filter of the bracket.

  • Step 5

    Remove the fuel line clips, then catch and Traction the lines of the filter. to remove the filter.

  • Step 6

    Reverse the disassembling procedure to to install the new filter. to install new fuel line fasten with the new filter. couples the fuel filter's attach bolt to 27 inch-pounds with the couples wrench.


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