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Old 09-19-2017, 12:38 AM   #1
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Tips on how to remove the fuel filter

Do you guys have any tips on how to remove the fuel filter on a 2000 Honda Prelude? It is located in a very tight spot on the side wall. The manual states to use a crowfoot adapter and access from the bottom, but there seems to be no access from the bottom because the steering rack and the support beam is in the way. The top bolt on the filter is also difficult to reach because the ABS brake lines are in the way ( whoever design this location ought to be shot hehe )

My prelude started to idle very rough, and threw the dreaded random misfire code and misfire on all cylinders. It runs good when running and in gear, but when stopped and idling in neutral ( mine is manual trans) the idle is so low (~500) and idles very rough. Since fuel filter is relatively cheap and is a tune up item anyways, i'd like to replace it first .

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Old 09-19-2017, 02:00 AM   #2
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As tight as it is, I changed mine from the top. Loosen the lines before you remove the mounting bolt, that's about it. Overall it's just a slow messy process. Quick search found me this:
that may/may not help. If there's a writeup on here with dead links - let me know and i'll try to restore the photos for you.


Before you end up doing that, I recommend cleaning your EGR valve. Typically that's where all misfire codes start and much quicker/easier than the fuel filter (free too! besides cleaner). It's probably nearing time for your EGR ports to be cleaned, which is a bit of a lengthy process if you've never done it before.


Checking the cap and rotor for wear is another.
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Old 09-19-2017, 06:56 PM   #3
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Thanks Wing8806, I'll try the cap and rotor and clean the EGR valve route first, and we'll see what happens.
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