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How to Replace a Fuel Filter in a Honda CR-V

by Contributor

If there is a problem with the fuel pressure in your Honda CR-V, determine whether the fuel pump and fuel pressure regulator are performing properly. If they are fine but the fuel pressure drops below 48 lbs. per square inch, you probably need to replace the fuel filter. Follow the steps below to replace the fuel filter in a Honda CR-V with a 2.4-liter engine. You should be able to complete the project in less than 45 minutes.

Step 1

Put a shop towel around and under the fuel rail. Relieve the fuel system pressure by disconnecting the fuel pump module connector, then starting the engine and letting it run until it stalls. Turn the ignition off.

Step 2

Disconnect the negative battery cable. Remove the fuel pump and the fuel filter carrier. Disconnect the fuel filter lines and take out the fuel filter.

Step 3

Position the new fuel filter in the fuel filter carrier and connect the fuel lines using new gaskets, new O-rings and new connectors. Reconnect the sending unit. Replace the fuel pump.

Connect the negative battery cable. Start the engine of your Honda CR-V, and check for and fix any leaks.

Warnings

  • Always let the pressure out of the fuel system before you disconnect the fuel lines. Be careful not to spray fuel on your skin, face or eyes while doing this.
  • Make sure you wipe up any fuel that may have spilled during filter replacement.

Items you will need

  • Shop towel
  • Wrench
  • New fuel filter
  • Gaskets
  • O-rings
  • Fuel filter connectors

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