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Question fuel filter changed, and light still flickering on

Hey all, I just changed my fuel filter and the light went out but within 10 minutes it came back on. It flickers and goes away when WOT. Can anyone help me here? Should I look at sensors or something?

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Did you drain the fuel bowl when you changed it

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Check the mesh screen in the side of the filter housing it may be clogged.
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hmmmm

I have never drained the fuel bowl when changing the filter.

I will check the screen. I did not notice a screen in the filter canister. but I will check it too.

Thanks for the advice.

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The screen he is refering to is between the fuel filter housing and the regulator, separate the two and you will see it, 99% of the time it is clogged.

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not sure I can tell where the screen might be. Sorry to sound stupid but where shold I look?
I have drained the housing. Is it at the bottom ofthe housing? need I remove the little clip? or is it somewheres else?

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when you have the filter housing drained with no filter in it there is a hole on the right side (your right looking at it) it goes from the filter housing to that brass box on the side (BRASS BOX IS THE FUEL PREASURE REGULATOR) the screen is inside that hole you can clean the screen with q tips and an arosol can of seafoam from inside the filter housing. or the regulator can be removed from the filter housing for a more thurough cleaning of the screan but you must be verry careful because little parts can be lost in the intake valley if you drop them best way to keep from doing that is to place a rag under the regulator before taking it off



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found it. Thanks again... that was it!

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p.s. you should drain the housing every time you change the filter! reason being is it is full of any of the water that gets seperated from your fuel and the bigger particles that dont get sucked into your filter are just floating around in there! its the little yellow tab on the left side of the housing... changing the filter with out draingin the housing is like taking a shower and putting your dirty clothse back on



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