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Fuel Filter Replacement


pp270
08-22-2011, 11:07 AM
I have a 2000 Alero 3.4 that has 190K miles. I attempted to replace the fuel filter and the threaded connection to the fuel was so rusted I couldn't get the old one off. Even PB blaster didn't work. If I have to cut the fuel line to get it off what is the best way to fix the cut fuel line? Is there a rubber line a person can buy that has a threaded fitting to fit the filter on one end and open on the other so it can be hose clamped to the cut metal line? Or is this a patch job that would eventually leak?

Any other suggestions?

lord Kelvin
08-23-2011, 07:19 PM
Had similar issues with my filter. Sprayed every other day with PB-Blaster, and by the following weekend it came right off.

Tech II
08-24-2011, 03:18 PM
I agree....keep spraying.....

Use flare wrenches, and add "persuaders" to them....

Moppie
08-24-2011, 05:15 PM
I have a 2000 Alero 3.4 that has 190K miles. I attempted to replace the fuel filter and the threaded connection to the fuel was so rusted I couldn't get the old one off. Even PB blaster didn't work. If I have to cut the fuel line to get it off what is the best way to fix the cut fuel line? Is there a rubber line a person can buy that has a threaded fitting to fit the filter on one end and open on the other so it can be hose clamped to the cut metal line? Or is this a patch job that would eventually leak?

Any other suggestions?



Sometimes the penetrating oil needs a few days, or even a week to works it's way in.


If you do get really, really stuck, see if there is a mobile hydraulic repair service in your area. They should be able to replace the high pressure fittings on the fuel line.

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