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Easiest way to unscrew fuel filter cover?

It's on really tight and im trying to pop a new filter in there. any ways on how to make it come off easy> do i have to unscrew things around it?
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Lay a wrench or bar across the slots for extra leverage. You can also buy a tool that sits on the cover and allows you to use a ratchet.

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It's on really tight and im trying to pop a new filter in there. any ways on how to make it come off easy> do i have to unscrew things around it?
i take a cresent wrench and open it up to about 3/4 of an inch.wait,what kinda cap you talkin bout...the 94-98 came with a diff one...the 99 and up,you can just lay a wrench across there.but on the 94-98 you take the cresent wrench grab hold of were the half inch drive ratchet is suppose to go,get another cresent wrench and or a 1/2 or 3/4 open end wrench and grab hold of the one you have on the filter cap...turn
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Depends what kind you got. Some take a 1/2" wrench in there and others you can lay something across. I have about a 6" c-clamp that fits perfectly putting the "back" (non-clamping) side across it. Don't even have to remove my plastic engine cover

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on my 03, i used two screw drivers prying against each other until I took an old piece of 4" exhaust and cut slits in it, bent every other in, and top it off with a filter strap. Use your imagination, pretty much anything can work.

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