Wednesday, March 30, 2011

How to replace the fuel filter on 2000 dodge caravan?

The 2000 Dodge Caravan was produced with a 3.3 liter, six-cylinder, fuel-injected engine. The fuel system utilizes a fuel filter located near the fuel tank to eliminate debris from reaching the engine and damaging the internal components.
Replacing the fuel filter every 30,000 to 40,000 miles will keep the fuel system in your Dodge Caravan in optimal condition. A clean fuel filter will help maintain the vehicle's fuel injectors and the fuel pressure regulator.

  • Remove the fuel pump relay from the power distribution center to relieve the fuel system pressure. Start the engine and allow it to run until it stalls. Try to start it again and let it run until it stalls. Repeat this procedure until it will no longer start. Turn the ignition off.

  • Disconnect the negative battery cable and raise the vehicle. Support the fuel tank with a transmission jack. Locate the fuel filter on the top of your Dodge Caravan fuel tank.

  • Take the fuel line out from the front of the tank and then remove the ground strap. Next, remove the inboard side of the fuel tank straps and front T-strap fastener. Lower the tank about 6 inches.

  • Detach the fuel lines from the fuel pump module and then remove the fuel filter. Put the new filter in place. Tighten the fuel filter bolts to 40 inch pounds.

  • Reconnect the fuel lines to the fuel pump module and reposition the tank. Replace the front T-strap fastener and tighten it to 250 inch pounds. Put the inboard fuel tank straps back and tighten them to 40 foot pounds.

  • Put on the ground strap and connect the fuel line in the front of the tank. Start the engine of your Dodge Caravan and check for leaks.


    Always let the pressure out of the fuel system before you disconnect the fuel lines. Do this carefully so fuel is not sprayed on your skin, face or eyes.