How to replace Chevrolet Impala fuel filter from 1999-2004. The fuel filter is a very important component of your car because it stops all the impurities from the fuel to get to the engine and damage it in time. The fuel filter should be changed according to the manufacturer specifications or at least 30.000 miles.
Before you start:
- Don’t forget to remove the fuel pressure before replacing the fuel filter.
- Always wear proper eye protection during the replacement.
- Check the signs on the new fuel filter. Usually has an arrow drawn on it so you should know the direction on which has to be installed.
Where to locate the fuel filter on a Cherolet Impala
The fuel filter is located under the car, in the rear, close to the fuel tank. The fuel filter is being hold by a clamp collar attached to the car’s body. You will have to remove it in order to replace the fuel filter.
How to replace the fuel filter on a Chevy Impala
Remove the bolt which is holding the bracket. Use two wrenches (16 mm and 20 mm) to make the bolt to get out. Use a screwdriver to remove the filter from the pipeline. Be careful because some fuel will drain out. Insert the new filter in the bracket, put the pipeline back on and attached it back to the car by tightening the bolt back on. Use the 2 wrenches to tighten the other ring back on.
Put the ignition on 2-3 times for few seconds each time, then start the engine and look under the car for possible leakage.
Read the owner’s manual before starting the procedure of changing the fuel filter on Chevrolet Impala. Check the right fuel filter type to use and the proper periods for replacements. The assembly may be slightly different from a car model to another, depending on the year, but the procedure is the same.