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post #1 of 16 Old 03-09-2012, 11:03 AM Thread Starter
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Fuel Filter Cap

I am trying to change my Fuel Filter and can't get the cap off. This cap doesn't have the 1/2" Stock to turn the cap. I also have tried takeing a screw driver and slightly taping the tap the cap to get it loose. No Luck. Any Tips or Tricks on how to get this cap off?
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might try to drain a little of the fuel, might be under pressure...


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No Luck! Any other Thoughts?
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Big channel locks. You're probably gonna have to replace the cap anyhow. If you don't buy the motor craft one, they usually all have a cap with the filter. You could also try to crack the top and break it. They aren't that hard to crack. I have cracked one of mine before.

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I once had a 6.0l that i could not get the cap off ended up having to use a hammer and chisel to break it apart then split the plastic to remove it. Not the best way to do it but thats all i had for options
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36mm socket on the end of it and it'll pop right off. Don't forget to pull the drain plug first.

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I assume hes talking about the one in the engine compartment not the one on the frame rail.
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My bad.. Try a strap wrench?

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My bad.. Try a strap wrench?
^^^ I wobble strap wrench worked perfectly when I had a fuel filter stuck in my 7.3 when I got it. Press down on the strap with your hand as your turn. Good luck!

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You can also drive screw drivers into each side, cross them and where they cross grab them with channel locks and it will pop right off.

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