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How do you replace the fuel filter on a 1999 forester Any special tools required....thank you?


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January 21, 2008 11:58AM

You are likely talking about the under-hood fuel filter. No special tools, just a screwdriver. Be ready for a spray of gasoline since the filter stays pressurized even with the engine off. I recommend rags to absorb the gasoline and far away from any source of ignition. If you have no place to safely dispose of gasoline soaked rags or if you've never done anything like this before, I recommend having the filter changed by a professional. --Ken