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Old 01-06-2010, 09:29 PM
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Fuel Filter Cap Problem

I have a 2006 f250 kingranch, and today i changed the oil and filter and then went to change the fuel filter. My problem was the fuel filter that is under neath the truck on the drive side (primary filter) i could not get it off. I tried using an adjustable wrench but did not have enough room to turn it, and then i tried and use a wrench with a socket and still did not have enough room to turn it to get the filter off. Does anyone else use a different tool or a special one to get fuel filter off?
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Old 01-06-2010, 10:02 PM
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I use a 36 mm socket and a bunch of extentions, it's the easiest way I think.
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Old 01-06-2010, 10:19 PM
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I've used a filter wrench and even a 12 inch crescent.
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Old 01-06-2010, 10:25 PM
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what size oil wrench did you use?
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Old 01-06-2010, 10:39 PM
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Just a standard size, with either wrench you only get perhaps a eight of a turn each time due to clearance issues. Put your wrench on it and pull down, not up. It will work, just be patient with the little turns...
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Old 01-07-2010, 02:28 AM
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Lisles makes a cheap socket that works great - about $8 at any auto parts store. The socket is quite a bit shorter than a normal socket which helps it fit better w/ a ratchet.

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Old 01-07-2010, 09:21 AM
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Snap-on has a socket that does both the oil and fuel filters.
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Old 01-07-2010, 09:23 AM
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The 36mm socket does both too..
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Old 01-07-2010, 05:19 PM
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Get yourself a 36mm socket of some kind, and about 3' of extensions. That will put the ratchet behind the transfer case skid plate. It makes it worlds easier, since you can actually get a real turn on the filter cover.
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Old 01-07-2010, 05:52 PM
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8" locking flex head socket and the short lisle socket are what I use.
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