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I know there are some folks on here that are still paying the stealerships to change their fuel filters. I know that some folks are nervous doing some of their own maintanence... but the fuel filter is sooooo easy... that you should just do it yourself!

 

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I know there are some folks on here that are still paying the stealerships to change their fuel filters. I know that some folks are nervous doing some of their own maintanence... but the fuel filter is sooooo easy... that you should just do it yourself!

I remember hearing somewhere you have hit the starter button several times after changing - true?
 

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Turn the key on. Listen and wait for it to pump up.

The procedure is in the manual.
I looked in the manual - it says nothing on how to prime the filter after changing - in fact, it lists only 8 steps - the last one being "Change the O-Ring" - that's it - just a laughably bad How To on changing the fuel filter from the folks at FCA.
 

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I looked in the manual - it says nothing on how to prime the filter after changing - in fact, it lists only 8 steps - the last one being "Change the O-Ring" - that's it - just a laughably bad How To on changing the fuel filter from the folks at FCA.
Turn to the next page and you will see the following (in the 2014 OM):

Priming If The Engine Has Run Out Of Fuel
WARNING!
Do not open the high pressure fuel system with the
engine running. Engine operation causes high fuel
pressure. High pressure fuel spray can cause serious
injury or death.
1. Add a substantial amount of fuel to the tank, approximately
2 to 5 gal (8L to 19L).
2. Press ignition switch twice without your foot on brake
to put vehicle in Run position. This will activate the in
tank fuel pump for approximately 30 seconds. Repeat
this process twice.
3. Start the engine using the “Normal Starting” procedure.
Refer to “Starting Procedures” in “Starting and
Operating” for further information.
 

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If you have the "tip start', it's the same except turn the key part way. You will hear that pump "pumping".

I do it, turn off the key, do it again and after all is silent, fire it up.

Obviously don't have the radio blasting, open the window and listen for the pump.
 

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Turn to the next page and you will see the following (in the 2014 OM):

Priming If The Engine Has Run Out Of Fuel
WARNING!
Do not open the high pressure fuel system with the
engine running. Engine operation causes high fuel
pressure. High pressure fuel spray can cause serious
injury or death.
1. Add a substantial amount of fuel to the tank, approximately
2 to 5 gal (8L to 19L).
2. Press ignition switch twice without your foot on brake
to put vehicle in Run position. This will activate the in
tank fuel pump for approximately 30 seconds. Repeat
this process twice.
3. Start the engine using the “Normal Starting” procedure.
Refer to “Starting Procedures” in “Starting and
Operating” for further information.
Thanks.

That's what I did per the videos provided here - no problems.

Disappointing the manual was woefully incomplete as to the steps in changing the filter.

I have the 2015 manual.
 

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If you have the "tip start', it's the same except turn the key part way. You will hear that pump "pumping".

I do it, turn off the key, do it again and after all is silent, fire it up.

Obviously don't have the radio blasting, open the window and listen for the pump.
No key here - got the button.

Pushed it twice and the pump was very much audible in a quiet garage.

Did it 6X per the video.

No problems.

Thank you Captain
 

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What's the recommended service interval on these?
 
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