Ford’s 1993 Escort was equipped with an in-line fuel filter underneath the hood. Its purpose is to prevent any solid contaminants in the fuel supply from reaching the fuel-injection system. An old filter will not only allow contaminants to reach the fuel-injection system, but will also inhibit the quantity of fuel required by the engine, resulting in a loss of power. Fortunately, changing the Escort’s fuel filter takes only a few minutes.
Tools Used: Tools, Wrench, Shop rag, Jack, Jack stands, Screwdriver
Change the Fuel Filter
Locate the fuel filter underneath the hood, just above the intake assembly. The filter is a metal canister with a large clamp wrapped around it.
Unfasten and remove the Escort’s negative battery cable with a wrench.
Position a shop rag underneath the fuel filter to capture the small amount of gasoline which will leak out of the fuel lines when they are disconnected from the filter.