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How to Replace a Fuel Filter in a Citroen Saxo 1.1

Updated February 21, 2017

The fuel filter for the Citroen Saxo 1.1 supermini needs to be changed every 50,000 miles. The fuel filter prevents dirt particles from entering the engine and causing damage to the engine components. The fuel filter on the Saxo is located underneath the vehicle and is held in place by a small plastic strap. This strap is likely to break while replacing the fuel filter, so have a replacement strap in addition to the replacement fuel filter. Besides this irritation, replacing the fuel filter on the Citroen Saxo is a simple and straightforward process.

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  1. Raise the driver's side of your Citroen Saxo with your car jack.

  2. Kneel next to the left rear wheel. Locate the fuel filter below the left rear seat on the underside of the Saxo.

  3. Place the small basin below the filter.

  4. Clamp the two tubes feeding the filter with the filter tube pliers to prevent fuel spraying out.

  5. Put on your plastic gloves. Pull off the fuel tubes from the fuel filter's nozzles. Allow excess fuel to drip into the basin.

  6. Release the tab on the end of the fuel filter strap and set the used filter aside.

  7. Install the replacement fuel filter. Secure the new filter in place with the strap. Replace the strap if it breaks. Connect the two fuel tubes to the nozzles of the new filter. Lower the Saxo.

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Things You'll Need

  • Replacement fuel filter
  • Replacement filter strap
  • Fuel tube pliers
  • Plastic gloves
  • Small basin
  • Car jack

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Matt Scheer

Matt Scheer began writing professionally in 2005. His work has appeared in "The Daily Texan" and "The New York Tribune." Scheer holds a B.A. in English and a B.A. in history, both from the University of Texas. He is also a certified Yoga teacher and Web designer.

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