How to Change the Fuel Filter on a 1989 Honda Accord LXi

Changing your fuel filter is an important part of keeping your carin good condition. The fuel filter helps keep the fuel clean. However, after continuous use, the fuel filter can become clogged. A clogged fuel filtercan cause serious damage to your engine. To protect your car's engine, change your fuel filter with every tune-up.

Tools Used: New fuel filter, Gloves, Protective eyewear

Change the Fuel Filter

Park your 1989 Honda Accord in a safe area on level ground. For added safety, apply the parking brake so your car cannot roll while you are changing the fuel filter. Open the hood of your Accord. Look beside the battery and find the power distributor box. Disconnect the fuel pump relay. Turn your ignition. If your car does start, allow your car to idle until it runs out of gas.

Crawl underneath your Accord at the rear of the car. Find your fuel filter. It is located below the trunk area of your car mounted on the side of the fuel tank.

Disconnect the fuel line clamps that secure the fuel filter and slide them off the fuel filter. Remove the two fuel lines from the fuel filter by twisting them until they loosen. Take out the fuel filter by simply pulling it gently downward.

Replace the old fuel filter with a new fuel filter. Attach the fuel lines to the fuel filter by twisting them back onto the fuel filter. Replace the fuel line clamps back onto the fuel filter.

Go back to the hood area of your Accord. Attach the fuel pump relay to the power distributor box.

Tips & Warnings

Always wear protective eyewear and gloves when changing your fuel filter.

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