Your Pontiac Firebird’s fuel filter is one of the most important components of the engine. The fuel filter is responsible for weeding out sediment, dirt, harmful particles and other grime that would otherwise harm your engine. A clean fuel filter keeps your vehicle running on optimum gas mileage with a smooth drive. Although it is easy to miss the signs that a fuel filter is due to be changed, an easy way to stay on top of its maintenance is to commit to changing it every 30,000 miles.
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Replace the Fuel Filter
Relieve the pressure in your fuel system by running the engine until it stalls out and unplugging the fuel-system fuse. The fuel relay fuse is located in your engine’s fuse box.