How to Replace a Fuel Filter in a Chrysler Town & Countryby Contributor
Keep the fuel system in your Chrysler Town and Country in optimal condition by replacing the fuel filter every 30,000 to 40,000 miles. A clean fuel filter means clean fuel injectors and a clean fuel pressure regulator. Follow the instructions below to replace the filter on a Chrysler Town & Country in under 45 minutes.
Relieve the fuel system pressure by removing the fuel pump relay from the power distribution center. Start the engine and allow it to run until it stalls. Try to start it again and let it run until it stalls. Repeat this procedure until it no longer will start. Turn the ignition off.
Disconnect the negative battery cable and raise the vehicle. Support the fuel tank with a transmission jack. Locate the fuel filter on the top of your Chrysler Town & Country fuel tank.
Remove the fuel line from the front of the tank and then the ground strap. Next, remove the inboard side of the fuel tank straps and front T-strap fastener. Lower the tank about 6 inches.
Detach the fuel lines from the fuel pump module and then remove the fuel filter. Put the new filter in its place. Tighten the fuel filter bolts to 40 inch pounds.
Reconnect the fuel lines to the fuel pump module and reposition the tank. Replace the front T strap fastener and tighten it to 250 inch pounds. Put the inboard fuel tank straps back and tighten them to 40 foot pounds.
Put on the ground strap and connect the fuel line in the front of the tank. Start the engine of your Town & Country and check for leaks.
- Before you disconnect the fuel lines be sure you let the pressure out of the fuel system. Take care not to allow any fuel to spray on your skin, face or eyes.
- Make sure you wipe up any fuel that may have spilled while replacing the fuel filter.