04-13-2011, 10:33 PM
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Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Dundalk , Md .
Vehicle: '01 Ram 1500
Trim Level: Sport with Off-Road
Color: Intense Blue
Engine: 1998-2001 360ci (5.9L) Magnum V8 245hp(standard), 250hp(Sport package)
Rep Power: 19
Fuel Filter Replacement: The fuel filter is located
inside of the fuel filter housing.
a. Clean all debris from around canister.
b. Remove filter lid (1) using a socket. Attach
socket to large hex (2) on top of lid. Rotate
counterclockwise for removal. Remove O-ring.
c. Remove filter element
Refer to maintenance schedules for recommended fuel filter replacement intervals.
1. Thoroughly clean inside of filter housing, filter cap and all related components.
2. Fuel Filter:
a. The engine has a self-priming low-pressure fuel system. Refer to Standard Procedures-Fuel System
b. Install new O-ring to canister lid and lubricate O-ring with clean engine oil.
c. Position new element to canister lid. Place this assembly into canister by rotating clockwise.
d. Tighten cap to 34 N·m (25 ft. lbs.) torque. Do not overtighten cap.
It doesn't look like a real hard job to me . And this procedure is right from the factory shop manual .