Joined: Mar 2008
Location: Prairie Village
I've replaced my fuel filter in my 96 a few times. This is how I did it. Open the hood, with the car running pull the fuse in the engine compartment for fuel pump, the car will sputter and die, let it. Next wrap a throwaway towel around the schrader valve and screwdriver while carefully pushing a medium size phillips head screwdriver in the valve to release the pressure, BE CAREFUL, gas can fly out, watch your eyes. Press until all the pressure is released. Then get under the rear and use the tool to pull the clips of the fuel filter. Then remove the filter. Gas might (will) still spill out from the hoses and filter, safety glasses should be a must. Keep mouth closed too. Secure new filter, and attach hoses. Let any spilled gas dry. Then replace fuse for pump. Turn the key all the way forward a few times, but don't actually engage the starter, this will prime the pump and the lines. Listen for the pump a few times, then try starting the car.