Having problems with your Honda Prelude ?

How do you change the fuel filter in my 94 prelude SRV?

Posted / edited by AnonymousUser on : 16-09-2019

Answers :

There 2 filters on your car:
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\015\0121. By either the left or right suspension strut tower (gold colored canister)
\015\0122. By the gas tank
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\015\012I suggest you replace both.
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\015\012The one by the gas tank is like a prefilter and I will start with that one first:
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\015\012Jack up car and put on axle stands or ramps then locate filter on the fuel line. Disconnect hose clamp from gas tank hose side FIRST (inlet) and use a spare bolt to block off the line otherwise fuel will spill all over the place.
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\015\012Disconnect other side (outlet) then replace in opposite order.
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\015\012You will need to use the grip part (not the cutting part) of a pair of pliers to GENTLY twist the hoses to break the seal on the rubber hose has made on the pipes as after years of clamping pressure they are bound to be tightly sealed on there. Remember to do it gently as you run the risk of crimping the pipes (not good!)
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\015\012Also the filter should come with an arrow stamped on the body of it. Be sure to install the new filter with the arrow pointing towards the front of the car (this is very important as they are designed to flow only one way)
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\015\012Sometimes these filters dont attach with hose clamps. In this case you will need a flare nut spanner (see below for explanation)
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\015\012Now for the one in the engine bay:
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\015\012It might pay to disconnect the battery to avoid the risk of fire.
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\015\012I'll warn you that the fittings on this one are pretty tight so you will probably need a big bar with a socket to crack them.
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\015\012The top fitting is what is known as a banjo fitting whereby a big bolt goes through a ring that is connected to the pipe.
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\015\012Below this ring will be a hex (like a nut as part of the body of the filter). Attach an appropriately sized spanner on the hex then attach the bar with socket to the nut.
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\015\012The spanner on the hex part is used to stop the filter from twisting while you apply pressure to the bolt to undo it (you may need someone to help hold the spanner). Only undo it untill the boolt has 'cracked' then leave it.
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\015\012The other fitting (inlet) will either be on the bottom of the filter or at the top by the outlet but either way directions are the same:
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\015\012You will need whats called a flare nut spanner (also called a pipe spanner) the right size for the nut fitting. It's like a ring spanner but with a cutout in it to slip over the pipe and over the nut fitting.
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\015\012You also have a hex type fitting on this side too so attach appropriate sized spanner, attach the flare nut spanner and loosen as you did the other fitting (using the spanner to stop the filter twisting).
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\015\012Take both pipes off but be careful with the banjo fitting side as there are copper sealing washers and you want to remember where they go (replacement washers should come with the new filter)
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\015\012Replace washers and fit pipes in reverse order, attach battery, start up and enjoy :)
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\015\012Hope this helps :)
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