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If you have a (1987) Toyota pickup, then this article can guide you through the steps to change the fuel filter. This article covers a 22R engine that has a carburetor, not a fuel injection system.

A good indication that you truck needs its fuel filter replaced would be the performance of the vehicle. When you accelerate, does the vehicle bog down? If the answer is yes, then you might need to change the fuel filter. See the steps below to make the repairs.

The first step is to gather the parts needed and your tools. You can purchase a fuel filter at any auto supply store. They usually run under $3.00. The tools necessary to change the fuel filter are as follows: a screwdriver and a pair of pliers or needle nose pliers.


1. Loosen the gas cap on the truck. This will allow fumes to escape and so that there is less pressure when you remove the old filter.

2. Reach under the gas tank inlet, just above the passenger side rear tire and pull the filter away from the bracket holding it in place.

3. Loosen the screws holding the clamps to the fuel lines and remove the old fuel filter. Be careful, as fuel may splash out from the lines.

4. Attach the fuel lines to the new filter and re-attach the clamps to the lines.

5. Push the fuel filter back into the bracket that holds it into place.

6. Tighten the gas cap.

Now that you have learned how to change the fuel filter on your Toyota truck, be sure to take a peek at the owner’s manual that came with the truck. It can assist you in other repairs that you might make to your vehicle. The more you know about making auto repairs yourself, the less you will have to pay someone else to do it for you!