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83-97 Mustang Fuel Filter Install

Posted 6/21/2013 by Jeff Jimenez

When was the last time you replaced your 83-97 Mustang Fuel Filter>? Watch our video as we show you how to replace your Mustang fuel filter. Replacing your fuel filter should be part of your regular maintenance schedule. Over time your Mustang fuel filter can become clogged with particles and dirt that can rob your valuable horsepower and fuel economy. Installation can be done in your driveway in less than 15 minutes! Get more out of Mustang by replacing your fuel filter with a quality Motorcraft Fuel Filter (FG-800A).

In the video, Jmac walks you through the simple fuel filter install procedure for 83-97 Mustangs. This is a great way to keep your Fox Body Mustang or SN-95 Mustang performing at its best! Be sure to check out some of our other Mustang fuel system tech articles to ensure you get the best performance out of your Mustang’s fuel system.

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How To Install 83-97 Mustang Fuel Filter

Tools Needed:

  • Drain Pan
  • 5/16 Nut Driver
  • Flat Head Screw Driver

    Installation Instructions

    1. Place a drain under the filter.

    2. Remove the plastic retaining clips securing both lines and slide the lines off.

    3. Using 5/16" nut driver to loosen the retaining clamp.

    4. Slide the filter out of the bracket.

    5. Install the new filter back in place and reverse install everything else.

    6. Use the supplied plastic retianing clips to secure the lines to the filer.


    About the Video

    Mustang Fuel Filter Install Replacement (83-97) FG-800A

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    Published on 2013-06-21
    Replacing your Mustang fuel filter should be part of your regular maintenance procedures. If you let these go to long, they will become clogged and rob you of horsepower/performance and decrease your fuel economy. Installation is simple and requires less than an hour in your own driveway.

    When installing a fuel filter on your Mustang -- use only the best Genuine Motorcraft Fuel Filter (FG-800A)

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    Removing the fuel filter is very simple
    have you a drain pan in place

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    and remove the plastic retaining clip
    on each of the lines going in the filter

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    slide the fuel lines off
    grab a 5/16 nut driver

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    and loosen the retaining clamp
    you can slide the filter

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    out of the bracket. Reinstallation is just
    as easy – slide the new filter into place

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    tighten the clamp/retaining bracket
    slide your two hoses back into place

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    and use the supplied plastic retaining clips
    to retain those lines into the Mustang fuel filter

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    now replacing the fuel filter on your
    mustang will take just minutes of your time

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    and it will help you maintain that level of
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