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Old 07-21-2012, 09:11 PM   #152
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Originally Posted by swordsman11868 View Post


since it's been a few months since you tried this I assume you got the job done?

I'm a little worried about your fuel filter bracket tho. Were you able to secure it?

I think it's there to prevent the filter from moving around when driving over bumps, etc. If it moves, the lines could come loose or crack and spill fuel. The car could catch on fire!

I would recommend having a pro address that problem if you can't remove the old bolt. Maybe it can be drilled out and another bolt put in. It's a very critical part that is there for a good reason.


Yah, I have the fuel filter ON. I took it to a shop with a lift and they did it for me. They didn't remove the broken bolt, but the outside covering plate is holding the filter just fine. It doesn't move or is sagging.
Thanks for checking.

But I definitely have to get that screw out. Haven't seen anyone else with this issue so, I don't know whether that screw is bolted to the chassis, or welded to the chassis.
Any ideas, anyone?
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