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Changing the Fuel Filter

The FSM recommends inspecting the fuel filter for the first time at 60,000 miles (or 4 years) and then every 30,000 miles (or 2 years) from that point on.

WARNING: Before removing the fuel filter, release the fuel pressure from the fuel line.

Releasing the fuel pressure:

  1. Locate the fuse panel under the dash, to the left hand side of the steering wheel. Remove the fuel pump fuse. (For 91-94, the fuel pump fuse is the third fuse down from the top on the left hand side. For 95-98, it is the fourth fuse down from the top in the second column from the left hand side.)
  2. Start the engine, and let it idle until it stalls.
  3. After the engine stalls, crank the engine two or three times to make sure that the fuel pressure is released.
  4. Turn the ignition switch to OFF.
  5. Re-install the fuel pump fuse.

Replacing the fuel filter:

  1. Locate the fuel filter on the drivers side of the engine bay, towards the firewall, between the intake hose and the brake master cylinder.
  2. Place a rag under and around the filter to catch any remaining fuel that may leak out when the hoses are removed
  3. Loosen the fuel hose clamps and remove the hoses from the filter.
  4. Remove the filter from the mounting bracket and replace with new filter (NOTE: Do not use a synthetic resinous fuel filter).
  5. Re-attach hoses and hose clamps. Clamps should be positioned 3 mm from the free end of the hose.
  6. Turn the ignition switch to ON, and check for leaks.
Part Description Part  # Price*
Fuel Filter (NX2000, Sentra SE-R) 16400-41B00 9.85
Fuel Filter (200SX SE-R) 16400-0M200 9.85

* Price from Courtesy Nissan as of 11/8/98.