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My filter is leaking at what looks like the exit. The side with one connection on it. Replacing it doesn't sound too difficult but I'm worried about that quick disconnect fitting. Does the solid fuel line have something that needs to mate with the fuel line, or is it straight solid like that connects with some sort of special friction fitting?
 

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My filter is leaking at what looks like the exit. The side with one connection on it. Replacing it doesn't sound too difficult but I'm worried about that quick disconnect fitting. Does the solid fuel line have something that needs to mate with the fuel line, or is it straight solid like that connects with some sort of special friction fitting?
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If it's leaking, fix it right away. There is an internal clip on the outlet side, and there needs to be a plastic clip on both the inlet and return fittings on the other side.

A replacement filter usually comes with what you need.
 

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If it's leaking, fix it right away. There is an internal clip on the outlet side, and there needs to be a plastic clip on both the inlet and return fittings on the other side.

A replacement filter usually comes with what you need.
The filter came with some sort of plastic clip fitted in the outlet side, but nothing else. Is it supposed to come with clips for the side with the 2 connections?

For something that was supposed to be easy I am having a lot of anxiety about this. I also picked up the tool that is supposed to assist in removing the outlet side with the 3/8 solid line, and it's not clear to me how this works.
 

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Actually, you're good.

The new filter ( GF824 ) comes with a plastic clip for the outlet. Just slip that on the actual line first and you're golden. The original filter ( GF821 ) has the internal clip and was superceded.

I'm thinking of needing the plastic clips for the inlet and return on my custom setup. Should be good on the stock stuff without the clip. Just look inside the hoses and make sure the o-ring looks good.

The pics don't show up because Photobucket jumped the shark and decided to hold everyone's external hotlinked photos for ransom.
 

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Did mine yesterday, she juiced me a bit, but took no time at all. Used GF824 Acdelco jaunt 32$. Haven't compared millage yet but it does idle smoother.
 

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Did mine yesterday, she juiced me a bit, but took no time at all. Used GF824 Acdelco jaunt 32$. Haven't compared millage yet but it does idle smoother.

How did the old fuel filter look? Any comments on the physical appearance of the old fuel filter.

How long did you go between last changed?
 

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There was some sludge in it, I have no idea when it was last changed. I bought the car last year. There was no maintenance done to it. I'm at 108,000 on milage.
 

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any one know what the manufactures recomenndation is for fuel filter change?
 

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ok thanks

just curious - do you know the location of fuel filter


when i had my breaks done they said they could not find a fuel filter out side so they say it is in the fuel tank?
 

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ok thanks

just curious - do you know the location of fuel filter


when i had my breaks done they said they could not find a fuel filter out side so they say it is in the fuel tank?
I really dislike shops that do that sort of thing with straight up LYING about something they can easily make money on.

Its under the rear of the car after the fuel tank towards passenger side wheel.

Also its in the write up #1 on the list.

"1. First off, if you don't know where the fuel filter is....it's the small round canister under the rear suspension of the car towards the passenger rear wheel:"

Search on youtube "2005 Chevy Cobalt Fuel Filter Replacement [tutorial]" Go to 1:17 on the time.
https: //youtu.be/y8XrrTOKx-M?t=77
 

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thanks



Unfortunately we live these days where the shops have to get the cars out and in the make the next sale.

My fuel filter would cost them (the shop) money to replace it and I am the one paying.

Just a little tired of having an older car now and seems like everythings breaking little by little.



I still love this car though
 
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