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How Hard To Change A Fuel Filter?

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Old 04-12-2008, 08:50 PM
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How hard (how much money) should it be to change a fuel filter on a 2001 Chevy 3500?

Because apparently ours just went 74,000 miles on a single fuel filter because the shop we were taking it to thought it was too much effort to change it.
 
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Old 04-12-2008, 10:01 PM
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Might have to remove some stuff to make room, it's maybe a 15 min job. To re-prime, there is a primer button you push down by hand. Keep pushing until you get resistance.
 
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its real simple...

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takes bout 20 mins to do if you remove the inner fender liner
 

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Old 04-12-2008, 11:46 PM
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Yep just pop out a couple of the inner fender buttons, stick your hand in and remove the filter.

The place I get mine replaced at takes about 5 minutes to get the old one out and the new one in. I have taken it to places that tried to get it out from under the truck and failed.
 
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I can change mine from the top in less than 5min.
 
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ya that makes you proud to pay somebody for doing something and find out there not doing it because its to hard
 
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I made the mistake once to pay to have it changed. Figured that since it was in the shop I would have them do it. I even supplied the filter. They charged me $80 after I showed them how to prime it. I never went back to that shop..
 
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