How do I replace my fuel filter? on 2000 Cadillac Eldorado

I now have 30,000 miles on the car (don't drive much) and have been advised to change the fuel filter. (no driveabilty problems yet. Where is it and how do I replace it? 2000 Cadillac Eldorado.

by in Orland Park, IL on September 29, 2010
2 answers 4 comments
ANSWER by on December 10, 2010
FIRST, REMOVE THE FUEL PUMP FUSE UNDER THE HOOD OR CHECK YOUR OWNER'S MAN... FOR LOCATION. THEN REMOVE THE GAS CAP TO RELEASE THE PRESSURE AND PLACE SOMETHING INSIDE THE GAS OPENING. YOU COULD STICK A SCREW DRIVER INSIDE THE TANK IN ORDER TO KEEP THE LITTLE METAL TAB OPENED, (JUST BE CAREFUL) WHEN DOING SO. ITS BETTER TO CHANGE THE FUEL FILTER WITH VERY LITTLE GAS IN THE TANK 1/4 AND STILL REMEMBER YOUR WORKING WITH GAS. NEED MORE JUST ASK!!!
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COMMENT by on December 11, 2010
Thanks for tip. It's very helpful......Berke
COMMENT by on December 11, 2010
Thanks for tip. It's very helpful......Berke
COMMENT by on December 14, 2010
BERKE, START THE ENGINE FIRST, THEN PULL THE FUEL PUMP FUSE. THAT WILL ENSURE THAT THE PUMPS PRESSURE IS RELEASED. YOU WILL GET SOME FUEL TO RUN OUT OF THE LINES BUT THATS EXPECTED. ONCE YOU HAVE INSTALLED THE NEW PUMP, PLUG THE PUMP FUSE BACK IN. NEXT TURN THE IGNITION KEY TO THE ON POSITION THREE OR FOUR TIMES. THEN TRY TO START THE CAR. THAT WILL RE-ENGAGE THE FUEL PUMP. SORRY, I FORGOT TO SAY THAT. BY THE WAY, REMOVING THE FUSE MEANS YOU CAN CHANGE THE PUMP EVEN IF YOU HAVE A FULL TANK OF GAS!!!!
COMMENT by on June 29, 2013
? what about the fuel filter, not the pump?
ANSWER by on April 03, 2015
ok yes loosen gas cap ,, best to have low fuel ,, the plastic end is easy just pull out the keeper it may need a flat tip screwdriver then a pair of plIErs then depress the tabs on the white or clear plastic part then push in squeese the white tabs and pull apart caution the fuel will start to come out!! now use a 11/16 and a 16 mm line wrench to loosen the other end slide the filter out of the bracket should be black plastic PUT NEW FILTER IN THE SAME WAy SNAP THE PLASTIC END ON JUST PUSH firmly the filter SHOULD COME WITH NEW WHITH thE TABS THEN CONNECT THE 11/16 AND 16MM BACK TIGHT AS YOU DARE WITH OUT DAMMAGE PUT YOUR FUSE BACK TIGHTEN CAP OR REFILL TAMK AND START LOOK FOR LEAKS IF IT LEAKS TIGHTEN WHERE IT LEAKS hope this gets it done it is on the left rear in front of the rear wheel!on the under side
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