How to Remove the Fuel Filter on a 1988 Acura Legend

Checking the fuel filter in your vehicle is a part of good car maintenance. The fuel filter on 1988 Acura Legend filters dirt and debris in the fueling system. Over time, the filter can become clogged, which can cause serious damage to the engine. Professional mechanics recommend that you check your filter often and change it every 25,000 miles or as needed.

Tools Used: Two adjustable wrenches, Rags, Protective eye wear, Gloves

Remove the Fuel Filter

Park your Acura Legend in a well ventilated location on even ground. For added safety, apply the parking brake to make sure the vehicle doesn't roll while you are removing the filter. Unscrew the gas filler cap from the gas tank. Open the hood and disconnect the negative battery cable.

Look along the upper firewall at the rear of the engine for the fuel filter. Identify the filter as a black or gray circle-shaped container connected to a black hose at both ends. The black hose is the fuel line.

Slowly loosen the fuel line fitting secured on top of the filter with an adjustable wrench. Remove the two banjo bolts fitted below the fuel line fittings. You may need two wrenches, one to hold the bottom bolt while you loosen the top bolt. With the banjo bolts removed, the fuel line should disconnect from the filter. If not, give the fuel line a gentle tug until it disconnects from the filter.

Remove the fuel filter retaining bolt and clamp that connects the filter to the mounting bracket. Slide the filter out of the mounting bracket.

Tips & Warnings

Always wear gloves and protective eye wear when performing maintenance on your vehicle.

Keep open flames and lit tobacco away when performing maintenance on your fueling system.

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