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How to Change a Fuel Filter on a Honda CRV

Updated March 23, 2017

Replacing your vehicle's fuel filter regularly is a critical part of any vehicle maintenance plan. The Honda CRV is no exception. The manufacturer suggests replacing the fuel filter every 30,000 miles to prevent engine damage and ensure peek fuel efficiency. The replacement can be accomplished in about 30 minutes. By performing this replacement yourself you can save money versus paying a professional to do the job.

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  1. Align the car ramps with the rear tires and slowly drive onto the ramps. Place the tire stops in front of the front two tires to secure the vehicle. Turn off the vehicle and raise the hood.

  2. Locate the fuse box and remove the fuse that controls the fuel pump. Start the vehicle and allow it to idle until the engine stops. This clears the fuel lines of excess fuel, preventing spillage.

  3. Find the fuel filter located under the rear of the vehicle, behind the driver's side tire. Use your socket wrench to remove the mounting bracket from the outside of the fuel filter.

  4. Using the crescent wrench remove both fuel lines going into the filter. Remove the old filter and insert the new one. Reattach the fuel lines and secure.

  5. Reattach the fuel filter mount using the socket wrench. Reinstall the fuel pump fuse and lower the hood. Remove the tire stops and start the vehicle. Slowly pull off from the car ramps.

  6. Tip

    Use a towel to clean up excess fuel spillage.

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Things You'll Need

  • Crescent wrench
  • 7/16-inch socket wrench
  • Two car ramps
  • Two tire stops
  • Towel

About the Author

Sam Orr has been writing since 2006. Specializing in electronics, video games, music and home improvement, he writes for various online publications. Orr is studying physics at Ohio State University.

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