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Fuel Filter

I'm going to be changing out my fuel filter for the first time. Does the cap just screw off or is there a screw(s) that needs to be undone first?

Thanks in advance for your help.
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Nope the Cap just screws off. It's kinda on tight so you can buy the tool to get it off or make one or use a punch and a hammer just don't hit it to hard or it will break the fins off the lid.
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The cap just screws off. what kind of truck do you have?

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I've got a 2000 F-250
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Just, rumove the filter topand install a new filter. The bad thing about your truck is the fuel drain valve tends to leak after draining the fuel. If you drain it, check for a fuel leak around the valve and out of the drain tube under the alternator.

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Fuel Filter Cap

The first time I was going to change the filter I took it in for a oil change and watched all the fluid changes. I even got under the truck. The way they pull the filter cam is with a 1/2 socket with no socket attached.
It's the easy way. Just be carefull not to get to carried away and break the top. barnyard
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Just, rumove the filter topand install a new filter. The bad thing about your truck is the fuel drain valve tends to leak after draining the fuel. If you drain it, check for a fuel leak around the valve and out of the drain tube under the alternator.
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I was going to replace the o-rings in the drain valve so I will be draining the fuel. Thanks for the heads up.
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