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Fuel filter change

Discussion in '3rd Gen 4Runners (1996-2002)' started by Orchemo, Sep 11, 2020.

  1. Sep 11, 2020 at 8:09 AM
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    Orchemo

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    Going to change my fuel filter, 220K, just because of high miles.

    Factory or aftermarket?
     
  2. Sep 11, 2020 at 8:45 AM
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  3. Sep 11, 2020 at 10:26 AM
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    That is where I was going too. I assume it is the original now, so the replacement is a one time purchase, so why not used what has worked.
     
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  4. Sep 11, 2020 at 10:36 AM
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    Not just "what has worked". What has worked for over two hundred THOUSAND miles. So yeah, go with TOYOTA.
     
  5. Dec 3, 2020 at 11:33 AM
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    Yes go with Toyota OEM. I did this and here is the info....

    Toyota Fuel Filter Part #:
    23300-62030.
    Approximately $40
     
  6. Sep 30, 2021 at 10:16 PM
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    Hello . Is this fuel filer same PN for the SRF 2020 and where is the filter location exactly in the car i searched could not find it.my car VIN:JTEBU5JR0L5787803
     
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  7. Oct 1, 2021 at 11:27 AM
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    None. Bone Stock. EXCEPT: Brushguard, tow hitch, both welded to the frame. It's good to have friends and a fully equipped garage!
    Definitely go with OEM. Look at long the factory installed one lasted. I want another that can do that!

    Good luck, whatever you decide.
    Pat☺
     
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  8. Oct 2, 2021 at 6:38 PM
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    No. Not even close.

    I am pretty sure your car has a fuel filter sock attached to the fuel pump in the tank. You probably have to drop the tank to change it.

    You don't have to worry about that for a decade or so.
     
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  9. Oct 2, 2021 at 8:11 PM
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    Just make sure you tighten the line nuts good. I “snugged” mine down, but realized it had a little leak right away. So gave just a little more torque to the flare nuts (guess that’s what they are) and good to go.
     
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  10. Oct 3, 2021 at 12:00 PM
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    None. Bone Stock. EXCEPT: Brushguard, tow hitch, both welded to the frame. It's good to have friends and a fully equipped garage!
    Don't forget to never, EVER, reuse the crush washers.

    No matter how good they look, how long they've been installed, nothing. If you've touched the crush washer with the banjo bolt, and need to remove it, for any reason, throw it away. Don't put it back on.

    It's a good idea to get several of whatever size crush washers you need for a job. Like the fuel filter. It takes 2. I would get 6 new washers. The cold start injector takes 2 different sizes, so I get 4 each.
    I always get OEM washers from Toyota. They're not very expensive at all, and are well worth the price.
    I also always start by torquing to the FSM spec'ed value. Then, if needed, I can snug them down due to a small leakage. Just don't over-do it. If you have to really honk down to get the leak stopped, just replace it. Better to do that than strip the banjo bolt threads. It's easy enough to pressurize the system to test for leaks, too. Just use the test jumper to fire up the fuel pump. Maybe a poor choice of words, there, but you get the idea.

    Remember, also, that they are both magical, and malicious. If you have one washer left for a job, it will leap, yes LEAP like a kangaroo, from your hand, bounce around like it's in a pachinko machine for a while, then, instead of landing on the ground, it will vanish. Literally vanish. You might HEAR it hit the ground, but it will be gone. Nowhere to be found. Thus, you can't finish the job, until you get more washers. Malicious.

    Good fortune, and have fun!
    Pat☺
     
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  11. Oct 3, 2021 at 6:50 PM
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    Just changed mine today. Easy peasy. Just use two line wrenches, one on the filter and one on the line. Crack them loose before you loosen the bracket. Enjoy the fuel shower.

    Also swapped in a new TOYOTA rack. That was NOT easy peasy.
     
  12. Oct 4, 2021 at 11:55 AM
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    None. Bone Stock. EXCEPT: Brushguard, tow hitch, both welded to the frame. It's good to have friends and a fully equipped garage!
    I think, to prevent that, you can pull a fuse that runs the fuel pump while the truck is running, and wait for it to die of fuel starvation. I don't remember which fuse it is right off the top of my head, but it sounds reasonable to me.
    Let the truck drain out it's fuel lines for you, ta-da! No shower. Say thank you to your truck, don't forget. They can get tempramental if not treated "right" after all.
    Much like women. I hope my lovely wife doesn't see this post...

    Just wait till you go to change the fuel filter on a first gen 4Runner! Mounted on the block, up under the intake manifold. Mounted backwards, too. The front hose is from the tank, the rear hose goes to the engine. Weird way to do it. 2 bolts, and the top one is virtually impossible to see, or reach. Even with the access hatch in the wheel well removed.
    And then, if it leaks...many many bad names and dirty words indeed.
    I am SO glad they designed the filter to last a good long time.
    I always change the fuel filter if I have the intake off for ANY reason. It makes it easier by far. Not really easy, per se, but easier, at least.

    Have fun!
    Pat☺
     
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  13. Oct 5, 2021 at 10:32 AM
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    ...and not have a free fuel shower? NEVER!
     
  14. Oct 5, 2021 at 12:15 PM
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    None. Bone Stock. EXCEPT: Brushguard, tow hitch, both welded to the frame. It's good to have friends and a fully equipped garage!
    Oh! I didn't realize that you WANTED a free fuel shower. I apologize :D

    You REALLY want a good fuel shower, pull the fuel lines off the fuel filter on a 1st gen, 2wd, longbed, pickup. The one on the frame rail, just aft of the wheel well. Without clamping them off with the vice-grips made for that sort of thing. <Ahem>

    Not that that ever happened to *me*. Not more than once anywho... :tinfoilhat: :(

    Have fun getting your fuel showers! They always make me nauseous...
    Pat☺
     
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  15. Oct 9, 2021 at 6:30 AM
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    but the filter location still not clear for me .
     
  16. Oct 9, 2021 at 6:38 AM
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    Because you don't have one like on our older cars.

    From what I can see, on your 2020, the only filter is just a sock style filter inside the gas tank. You need to drop the gas tank to replace it.

    You should not have to worry about it on a 2020 until probably 2030.
     
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  17. Oct 13, 2021 at 12:49 PM
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    The 3rz-fe 4runner has its fuel filter under the intake manifold and is a huge PITA to change. The 5vz-fe has its filter easily accessible under an often missing plastic shield that runs along the frame on the driver side. Just an FYI
     

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