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► Inspecting the Idle Air Control Valve - P0505
► Jerky steering wheel Fix - Honda Civic
► Jump start your car battery - Honda Civic
► Learn to drive stick shift - Honda Civic
► Pass Smog Check - Honda Civic
► Repairing the Alternator - Honda Civic
► Repairing the Brake Pads - Honda Civic
► Repairing the Brake Rotor Disc
► Repairing the Distributor - Honda Civic
► Repairing the Front Hub Bearing
► Repairing the Fuel Filter - Honda Civic
► Repairing the PCV Valve - Honda Civic
► Repairing the Radiator - Honda Civic
► Repairing the Speed Sensor - Honda
► Repairing the Starter - Honda Civic
► Repairing the Thermostat - Honda Civic
► Replacing Exhaust Pipe Gasket
► Replacing Front Rear Shocks - Honda
► Replacing the CYP Sensor - Honda
► Replacing the Fuel Pump - Honda Civic
► Replacing the Oxygen Sensor - Honda
► Saving Gas - Honda Civic
► Stolen Car and Kill Switches - Honda
► Trouble Codes (MIL / CEL) - Honda Civic
► Washing Machine Repair - Bad Motor


Engine Oil ChangeBrake Pad ReplacementBrake Disc Replacement
Axle ReplacementHead Light Bulb ReplacementSide Door Window Replacement
Alternator ReplacementBattery ReplacementTransmission Clutch Replacement
Front Hub Bearing ReplacementStarter ReplacementFuel Filter Replacement

Repairing the Fuel Filter - Honda Civic

While looking through the service manual for my Honda Civic, I noticed a part that I was supposed to have replaced after every 90k miles. The Fuel Filter. The Fuel Filter helps your car by filtering the fuel to your engine and preventing foreign particles from passing.

Considering the rising cost of gas, I figured replacing it now may also help improve fuel efficiency.

It could have been an easy task but instead I learned that a flare wrench does a much better job than a regular wrench - less stripping and provides more grip for tightening. Also, liquid sealer does a much cleaner and better job in keeping fuel from squirting through the seams than teflon tape (bad idea).

Here's how I replaced my fuel filter for maintenance.

1. Disconnected Battery
2. Removed the Gas Cap for the Fuel Tank to help relieve pressure.
3. Placed towels underneath the Fuel Filter
4. Used a 10 mm box wrench with a towel on top to remove the Service Bolt.
5. Used a 17 mm socket wrench to remove the Banjo Bolt.
6. Used a box wrench to remove the bottom Fuel Line.
7. Used a socket wrench w/ extension to remove the bolt behind the filter that secures the Fuel Filter Clamp.
8. Removed the old Fuel Filter and installed the new Fuel Filter.
9. Replaced the old washer and tightened all the bolts.
10. Used Liquid Sealer along the threads of the Fuel Line bolt.
11. Used a Flare Wrench to tighten the bolt for the Fuel Line.
12. Returned the Gas Cap and reconnected Battery.
13. Repeated step 11 until there were no more leaks.

Location of old Fuel Filter

New Fuel Filter with washers

Banjo Bolt and Fuel Filter clamp

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