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How to Replace a Fuel Filter in a Plymouth Voyager

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The Plymouth Voyager was one of Chrysler's entries in the minivan market in the mid-1980s. By the third generation (1996-2000), the Voyager was a sleek, graceful vehicle with a broader wheelbase and all new chassis components. The standard engine was the 2.4L DOHC with 150 horsepower and a three-speed automatic transaxle. A 2000 Voyager in mint condition is a great find. The steps that follow guide you through the installation of a new fuel filter.

Make sure the engine is completely cool. Relieve the pressure in the fuel system. Disconnect the negative battery cable. Elevate the vehicle and support the fuel tank with a jack.

Disconnect the fuel line from the front of the tank. Remove the ground strap, the inboard side fuel tank straps and the front T-strap fastener, then lower the tank approximately six inches.

Take the fuel lines from the fuel pump module. Plug the fuel lines with golf tees to prevent the spillage of gasoline. Remove the fuel filter.

Install the new fuel filter. Set the bolts in place and torque them to 40 inch/pounds. Tighten the main tank straps to 40 foot/pounds and the T-strap to 250 inch lbs.

Reconnect the fuel lines in the reverse order of their removal. Lower the vehicle. Connect the negative battery cable.

Start the engine and let it run for several minutes. Inspect the fuel lines for any leaks.

Warning

  • The pressure in the fuel system is maintained after the engine has cooled. Exercise caution when removing the fuel lines to avoid spilling or spraying fuel.

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