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DIY Citroen Xsara Picasso fuel filter change

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How to do a DIY fuel filter replacement Citroen Xsara Picasso:

2 litre Hdi Engine

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For the earlier type filter assembly-it has no electrical connector on the filter housing cover.

 

 

  • 1. Ensure the vehicle is raised and supported, and the handbrake is fully on.
  • 2. Take off the engine cover from the top of the engine.
  • 3. The fuel filter is at the front of the engine.
  • 4. Clean the outside of the filter housing especially the fuel hose unions and the area around the cover to housing joint.
  • 5. Place a draining container under the fuel filter drain outlet, and open the drain screw, drain the oil completely, when all the oil has drained tighten the drain screw.
  • 6. Disconnect the fuel supply and return hose quick release fittings. Cover the open hose unions to stop dirt entering.
  • 7. Using an hexagonal socket on the hexagonal moulding on the filter housing cover, turn the cover quarter of a turn to release the locking lugs.
  • 8. Taking off the housing cover, collect the metal sealing ring and the O-ring seal, and lift out the filter element.
  • 9. Remove all traces of dirt, and fit the new fuel filter element.
  • 10. Ensure the O-ring is in the correct position, and the metal sealing ring.
  • 11. Replace the housing cover, and turn until it is back in line with the filter drain outlet.
  • 12. Connect the fuel supply, and hoses. Turn on the engine and watch for any leaks.
  • 13. If there are no leaks then replace the engine cover and engine under tray.


 

In order to fit the later type filter assembly, which can be identified by an electrical connector on the filter housing cover, then use the following instructions.

 

  • 1. Ensure the vehicle is raised and supported, and the handbrake is fully on.

 

  • 2. Take off the engine cover from the top of the engine.

 

  • 3. The fuel filter is at the front of the engine.

 

  • 4. Clean the outside of the filter housing especially the fuel hose unions and the area around the cover to housing joint.

 

  • 5. Disconnect the fuel hose quick-release fittings, which are located at the connections on the filter housing cover. Release the locking clip, and then cover the open hose unions to stop dirt entering.
  • 6. Detach the wiring connector from the fuel heating element, and unscrew the locking ring, which holds the filter housing cover to the filter housing.

 

  • 7. Take off the housing cover and take out the filter element, ensuring all seals are removed.

 

  • 8. Clean all dirt from the inside of the filter housing, and fit the new fuel filter element.

 

  • 9. Put in the new seals and replace the housing cover.

 

  • 10. Screw the locking ring onto the housing and tighten it, reconnect all fuel hoses and then start the engine, visually checking for any leaks.

 

  • 11. If no leaks are present, replace the engine cover and under tray.