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Here's the deal ... Car runs like **** with more than half tank of fuel.

I need to find out the size of the fuel line going INTO the filter. Is it metric or standard?

The fuel filter has seized and cannot be removed without busting the lines. I would like to replace the entire filter assembly from the inlet to the rail with a braided stainless/filter setup.

I REFUSE to pay the rape job from the Hyundai dealership to have them bust the fuel lines for me.

So .... anyone know ?


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I had to replace my fuel line from the filter to the gas tank. The part from Hyundai was only $25 and I did the work myself.<img src=/images/forums/snitz/thumbup.gif width=25 height=18 border=0>

Hyundai factory parts are not that high in price. Atleast not for the accent.<img src=/images/forums/snitz/thumbup.gif width=25 height=18 border=0>


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hey Bud, I hear ya! I own one as well.

not all that hard to do yourself, just first, grab a maintenance manual from the deal,e r (like 50 bucks) its a great thing to have all the time anyways.

Parts are not that bad, new lines, and filter.
Empty the tank-let it run almost out, and then right out in the driveway.
Use the manual to find out where you are goin in the engine, and underneath the car. Put the P brake on, jack up passenger side (I think) and place supports. Locate the line.
remove the line from the fuel pump (rear driver side engine wall I think) and get a bucket handy. The rest is easy enough. just remove, unclamp and replace, then reclamp.

Let me know how it goes and where the lines run from and too,
([email protected]) as I have to do this to my 97 GT in the near future-like 3 weeks.

-Scott/Grimmy



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Well there is a little bit more to replacing the line then that but it is fairly easy. Just time consuming.

I did not empty the tank to do it but it will make it a little easier if you do have as little gas as possible.

1st you will want to relive the pressure from the lines. You do this buy unplugging the fuel pump and then starting the car. To unplug the fuel pump all you have to do is locate the little buttons at the front of the seat then lift the seat. Then unplug the wires at the fuel pump on top of the gas tank. Then crank the car.(It will only run for a split second then stall.

Now tou are ready to start working.

Go ahead and bust the line and start taking it loose from the clamps.

To remove the gas tank you will have to place a jack up under it. I would suggest placing a piece of wood between the tank and the jack so you don't dent the tank in. Remove the two straps that hold the tank up and the hose that runs between the tank and the filler. Now you can lower the tank.

Now you can remove the fuel line completely.

Just put the new line in the same way you removed the old one. Just pay attention to this part because the bends can get a little confusing so make sure you match them up so you don't put it in backwards.

I had the manual but I did not use it all for this job cause it realy was not necessary and this was the first time I had ever done it. It does help to have an extra pair of hands especially when you are re-installing the tank.

The Job is pretty easy to figure out if you just take your time. If I missed anything you will be able to easily figure it out.

Just make sure you reconect everthing properly and most importantly DON'T SMOKE!!!!!! <img src=/images/forums/snitz/laugh.gif width=15 height=31 border=0>

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Crap, I wasn't able to remove both lines from the fuel filter on my '96 Accent either. Top one BARELY budged, but bottom looks like it's there to stay. So that means I'm stuck with the old oem fuel filter until I do what Autobot did.

Frisco


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Isnt the problem when your car runs like crap with more than half a tank of fuel due to a dodgy fuel cap or purge valve? Cant remember exactly. But what you descibe doesn't sound like it would be affected by the fuel filter. More fuel should make the problem better not worse.

BTW - does the accent use banjo bolts for the fuel filter. If so, just wack a pair of vice grips on the sucker - it will come off. Perhaps in pieces...


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Yes it does use banjo bolts.<img src=/images/forums/snitz/thumbup.gif width=25 height=18 border=0>


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yah just remember that you defn need to get an open ended spanner or vice grips to hold the filter in place while you use a socket wrench on the bolt. A good trick is to make sure that the spanner and vice grip handles (or whatever you use) are close together so that you can use a double handed squeeze to break the thread bind and get it moving.



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Well .... Due to the extremely well engineered forethought by the Hyundai dork that designed the car ... we are left with an under abundance of room to work on said filter.

One must use a crow foot metric flare on a socket extension to remove the flare nut on the filter. Try finding a crow foot metric flare at your local hardware emporium. And then somehow you have to maneuver a 3/4 box wrench down there to hold the filter in place while attemping the flare removal. Oh yeah ... that 3/4 box can only be about 3 inches long.

As for the car running like crap ... I notice that when there is less than half tank it runs as normal as can be expected. But as soon as I fill up, within minutes of leaving teh station, the car will stall out at a light, or the RPM'ss will fluctuate until it drops low enough to die. Considering the car has 50K on it, and it being the original filter, I will replace this first. If it does not correct my problem, I will investigate further.


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