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08-29-2004, 12:36 AM
I think i need mine changed, god know when it was done last. ANyways, anyone know if midas can do it. Ive had some stuff done there and their prices seem good. Anyone done it there, what did it cost, how long did it take?

i will call them monday prob., but i am just curious and wanna know is any of you had any experience with it.

08-29-2004, 05:17 AM
Takes about 5 minutes, and you can really do it yourself. I'm not sure how much they'd charge for something like that. But any amount is too much considering how easy it is.

08-29-2004, 09:07 AM
well i really dont have any tools, not even a jack to get the front end up a ll or anything

08-29-2004, 01:51 PM
See i heard it was a pain in the arse. I gotta do mine also.

08-29-2004, 02:17 PM
Jiffy Lube charges $45 I think and that includes the filter.

08-29-2004, 05:55 PM
wow that aint bad at all!

08-29-2004, 06:01 PM
I know most of you are just going to pay, but if you want to do it yourself, I found instructions (http://www.pfyc.com/supportfiles/gasfilter/) in this thread (http://www.grandamgt.com/forum/showthread.php?t=24364&highlight=changing+fuel+filter) They are for a Grand Prix, but I assume it is a very similar procedure.

edit: Found another one, might be better. http://www.grandamgt.com/forum/showthread.php?s=&threadid=6529

H.O. Driver
08-29-2004, 06:21 PM
Dave, if its so easy come change mine ;) We had it up on a lift and ****ed with it for an hr and still no luck. lol

08-29-2004, 06:32 PM
Its not "easy" but it can be done yourself.

08-29-2004, 07:49 PM
How is it so hard? You can do it with just a screwdriver in 5 minutes. No jacks? Back onto a curb or something. $45 my ass. If you have that extra cash laying around with nothing better to do with it, then go for it.

08-29-2004, 08:04 PM
Know how to install a fuel pump mr genious? :heh:

08-30-2004, 07:36 AM
01 and later is much easier due to a new clip used to hold on the filter. Earlier ones are more of a PITA. There was a thread around here for the GA with pictures (that I took) explaining a lot.

If you are charged more than a half hour labor, you are getting ripped off. The part (ACDelco) from the dealer is around $20. I bought my last one from a local shop (where my parents live in Pa) for $12. It took me about a half hour my second time changing it which included setting up the ramps, cleanup, etc.

08-30-2004, 02:05 PM
Know how to install a fuel pump mr genious? :heh:

Well gee, I only did it four times on my pile of crap. lol I've got that down to under 25 minutes.

08-30-2004, 04:10 PM
Really? Ill be in touch....

08-31-2004, 08:22 PM
You should change your fuel filter every 2 years or 30,000 miles...

I got my fuel line replaced, hopefully it's the quick release clip so I can do it myself this time around.

09-01-2004, 02:52 PM
I dont understand whats different on a 99-00 than 2001+. That thread dint really explain whats different about the years. Ill do it myself but is it really worth my 2 hours of swearing and yelling and throwing my tools around? I might pay to have it done unless someone can tell me how to do it on a 99-00.