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Wrench for Oil and FuelFilter housings

Is there a special wrench for this OR just use an open-end or socket that fits??

I thought reading somewhere that the Fuel Filter housing underneath the drivers side of truck was very tight access and a special wrench was needed in order to replace that filter??

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The oil filter and the fuel filter on the frame rail are a 36mm. I don't remember what size the secondary fuel filter is though. I use a 36mm socket, but I suppose you could use a wrench


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The oil filter and primary fuel filter both use a 36mm socket. I got mine on
e-bay for like $9.00 shipped.

You are going to want to get a socket to do this as you need to torque them to a particular setting and an open ended wrech (even if you has that size) would not work.

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Primary Fuel filter and Oil Filter 19 ft lb


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The other one is a 22 or 24 mm socket. Cant remember which for sure.

Wrench works fine as well. I just use the socket and a 1 foot extension for the fuel filter

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Secondary Filter housing uses a 15/16 socket

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You can also use a 1/2 drive extension in the square opening of the secondary fuel filter. Thats what i use.

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awesome info. just ordered the shallow depth oil filter wrench off of eBay for $7 plus shipping and have a good excuse to get some new sockets!!!

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Secondary Filter housing uses a 15/16 socket
No its Metric.15/16 fits but its loose

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You can also use a 1/2 drive extension in the square opening of the secondary fuel filter. Thats what i use.
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Do not and I repeat do not use the square end to pull the upper fuel filter off it will crack and cause a lot of grief. Not a if but a when. Upper fuel filter is a 24mm. Lower fuel filter is 36mm. I had the socket because coincidentally it is the same size as the front nut on a 88-98 chevy front cv axle. Autozone sells the socket cheap and will or would even rent that socket. You can go about it a few ways on a 4x4 truck. Either get some long extentions and get past the tcase skid or use a ujoint and put it on the socket then a long ext or a very small ext like 1"-2" and then just work between the drive shaft and the frame. Either way kind of a pita. I did them yester day with the ujoint. Took me about 30mins.

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