Finally found some time to change the fuel filter on my 2005 Jeep Liberty CRD (diesel). overall it took only 30 minutes to do the job. this is my first filter change on my CRD, i have 25k mileage. I purchased the fuel filter from Hall Chrysler
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Gathered the following tools:
Flat screw driver, crescent multi plier, hose plier, and 7/16" open ended spanner, shop towels.
Here are the steps i followed:
1. crawl under the car (under the driver side) and locate the fuel filter, remove the water sensor connector. you can just reach by hand.
2. open the hood, locate the fuel filter, disconnect the two electrical connectors (temp sensor the blue, heater the read one), loosen the clamp on the fuel output line, see the arrows on this pictures. it took me a while to remove the temperature sensor connector (the blue plug). i had to squeeze the bottom tab for that plug.
3. using the hose plier, twist/wiggle the hose and remove the hose on fuel out line, it would look like below.
4. now you will have enough room to remove the fuel filter, i used large crescent plier, put some rags under the fuel filter in case if you spill.
5. after removing the fuel filter, remove the water sensor plug located in the bottom of your old fuel filter, drain water and fuel in an container, here is the picture of new filter and water sensor plug which is removed from the old filter.
6. remove the white color water drainer from the new filter and install the water sensor (the black color) on the new filter.
7. make sure you remove the old o-rings from fuel filter assembly, i put few drops of Stanadyne Fuel Additive
on the new o-rings and added little bit (2 oz) of Stanadyne additive in the fuel filter.
8. install the fuel filter, i just did hand tight, reattach the water sensor connector in the bottom, put pack the hose, reattach the electrical plugs on the top. now you need to loosen the air bleeder screw using 7/16" spanner. just one or two turns. this screw is located on top of the fuel filter. see the red arrow. put some shop towel under this air bleeder screw.
9. push the primer button (see the red arrow in the picture below) until you see some diesel come out, Tighten down air bleeder valve, and pump till resistance. Bleed out the air and repeat. Do this until steady fuel comes out the air bleeder valve. tighten the air bleed screw. check for any leaks.. that is it..good luck.