How to Replace the Fuel Filter of a Ford E350

by Zyon SilketUpdated November 07, 2017
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Items you will need

  • Drain pan

  • Flathead screwdriver

A clogged fuel filter reduces the amount of fuel taken into the engine. On a vehicle the side of the Ford E350 van, fuel delivery is vital to maintain a properly functioning engine. Unlike some vehicles where the fuel filter is located inside the gas tank, Ford placed the filter in a relatively easy location for replacement. With basic hand tools, you can locate and replace the fuel filter and get your E350 back on the road.

Remove the gas cap n the E-350 to release fuel line pressure. This prevents the fuel lines from spraying fuel onto you when you remove the filter.

Locate the fuel filter. It is located inside the frame rail directly below the driver’s side door. Use the replacement filter as a visual aid.

Place a drainage pan below the fuel filter to catch any excess fuel that leaks out of the fuel line while you replace the filter.

Place the tip of a small flathead screwdriver on the release tab located one of the retaining clamps that secures the fuel line to the fuel filter. Pry the clamp open with the flathead screwdriver. Complete this same step with the clamp on the other end of the fuel filter.

Remove the screw from the filter clap that secures the casing of the filter to the frame rail with a flat head screwdriver.

Slide the fuel filter out of the clamp and replace it with the new one. The filter has an arrow on one end of it. The arrow must face the front of the engine. Tighten the filter casing to the frame rail by tightening the flat head screw.

Slide the fuel lines onto each end of the filter and lock the lines in place by pushing down on the locking tab you previously pried open with the screwdriver.

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