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Old 03-31-2013, 04:03 PM
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Tool to remove fuel filter lid 2000 7.3L

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I need to replace the fuel filter in a 2000 7.3L powerstroke, but I can not turn the lid by hand and the original OEM lid has no depression in the center for a socket wrench. The lid has raised ribs like spokes on a wheel and depressions around the outer diameter. Does Ford require some sort of special "spanner" type tool to remove this lid design? Any suggestions for a DIY home made tool or scheme I can try to get this lid turning? Thanks!
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Advance Auto parts can get them or any tool truck.
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What about just using a chisel and a hammer to get it to spin? Thats what i've done on every 7.3 fuel filter that is that way. Just give it a few taps and it should loosen up.
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Old 03-31-2013, 05:19 PM
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My new filter came with a replacement cap. Flathead screwdriver and a hammer. Be gentle, no need to pound the crap out of it.


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Old 03-31-2013, 06:10 PM
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Try your oil filter wrench or a strap wrench. You can also use a pair of pliers upside down between the ribs and then use a screwdriver between the handles.
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Im sure this is too late but i just took needle nose pliers and opened them up and put a jaw on each side and used that kinda as a screw driver, that way theres no force of a hammer coming down and the force is applied evenly on the fuel bowl rather than a one sided force
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