2002 Lincoln LS Q&A
2002 Lincoln LS Question: Can it blow the # 17 fuse if the fuel filter is installed Backwards?
I have seen fuel filters plugged solid and not cause a fuse to blow. I have seen people install filters backwards and it still runs fine. If the fuse blew then something else has caused it. The pump was probably going out anyway or the relay contacts could have been burned, not making good contact causing high resistance and causing the fuse to blow. - ProfessorG
I agree on the filter direction as stated in answer1. Reckon brother might have pinched a wire or something? Sure sounds suspect. Is the pump the only thing that fuse is protecting? Why did you change the filter, just for p.m.? - pushrod