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inerceptor
04-24-2009, 07:44 PM
Anyone ever replaced the fuel filter on there 03 Cobra?

RF Cobra
04-24-2009, 08:24 PM
It's way up in the right rear by the wheel well. Luckily I didn't try to do it myself. The guys that did it for me got a shower because you pretty much have to be right under it to get it off from what they told me.


When I've done it before on other cars I let the car sit for a little while so the pressure will go down and then carefully disconnect it to release the residual pressure with an old rag wrapped around to minimize spraying. But that was when the filter was fully exposed and easily accessible.

Good luck.

cfradam
04-25-2009, 08:31 PM
ONLY RELIEVE THE FUEL PRESSURE FROM THE SHRADER VALVE!! please dont become injured with fuel in you face.the best way is to disable the fuel pump and let the motor idle until the motor stops then check the shrader valve to make sure there is no fuel pressure.what I've described is for safety.if your car sits for some time more that likely the fuel pressure has relieved itself back to the tank.if you want to check put a rag under and over the shrader valve and push in on it and see if gas comes out.the filter is behind the diff and all the way up
http://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x53/cfradam05/new%20cobra/cobrafuelfilter.jpg

inerceptor
04-27-2009, 02:07 PM
Thanks for the help..

JROC
04-28-2009, 01:36 AM
Hey thats my car in the picture. :banana:

Yeah its a easy job thats aggrovating to do. I would be a cake walk if you could uses both hands to get to it.

Relieve your fuel pressre here. Do it just like deflating a tire. Don't forget to cover it with a rag when doing it so you don't get sprayed with petro.
http://hosting02.imagecross.com/image-hosting-11/994HPIM0230f.JPG
Its still best to stay off to the side when disconnecting the fuel lines though as there will still be some fuel in them.

Here's the setup and tools that I used to complete the job with. It was a little tight under there so after a few minutes get out and caught a breath.
http://hosting02.imagecross.com/image-hosting-11/9573HPIM0221.JPG

http://hosting02.imagecross.com/image-hosting-11/417HPIM0224.JPG

Also buy yourself a quality 5/16 Fuel Line Disconnect tool like this one.
http://www.toolsource.com/fuel-line-filter-disconnect-tool-ford-p-77379.html

Here's a good writeup on how to do it.
http://www.svtperformance.com/forums/how-230/260804-fuel-filter-change-writeup-13-pics.html

Have fun! :D

Don't forget to do the blow threw the old filter test.

puzzle13
04-28-2009, 10:46 PM
It's really easy to do if the gas tank is removed!! :D That is how we did mine.