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06-28-2012, 09:14 AM
I was ready to change my fuel filter , but I am not sure how to open the green clip ,so , before I do something I will regret and end up with a bunch of little green plastic pieces I hope somebody can tell me how to get it open ...

06-28-2012, 09:47 AM
Use a fuel line tool. They are plastic clips that will remove the retainer.

06-28-2012, 11:30 AM
You can do it with a flat head screw driver too, it should just pop off

06-28-2012, 09:22 PM
There's a small tab facing down. Use a pocket screwdriver to pry gently on that tab and there will be a lower green part that will swing out. Then squeeze that bit and the other green tab that's fixed in the line together and push up.

THen remove from filter.

06-29-2012, 01:01 PM
Thanks !! I`ll give it a go this weekend

06-30-2012, 11:25 AM
On my 98, I had to break the plastic clips off and pry it off. The fuel filter I picked up at AutoZone had a clip already on the male end. So it was plug and play.

I took these from AllData, hope they help!

06-30-2012, 07:09 PM
^ Some good information!

07-02-2012, 06:08 AM
Thank you all for your replies , I now have a fresh filter in .

07-02-2012, 08:08 AM
Wordddd... Im curious to see if it improves gas mileage. I just changed mine and haven't noticed anything yet.