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S197 Mustang Fuel Filter Installation (FG1083)

Posted 11/20/2013 by Jeff Jimenez

Don’t let a clogged fuel filter rob you of performance and fuel economy! This article will walk you through removing & installing a new Motorcraft FG1083 fuel filter on your S197 Mustang!

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Well Ford went and did it. The fuel filter location has finally changed. For all of you pre-2005 owners, the filter is no longer in front of the rear end. It has been moved under a cover that is located on the driver-side under-body. You can pick up a new filter on our website here: 05-14 Mustang Fuel Filter. This is a quality Motorcraft replacement filter that will work on all 05-14 Mustangs with 3.7L, 4.0L, 4.6L, 5.0L & 5.4L engines. I changed mine with 15,000 miles on it and the gas that came out was "nasty" to say the least. I would try to change the filter every 15,000 miles. The installation is easy and quick. It is taking me longer to write this than it took to change it out.

Tools Needed:

  • Jack and jackstands
  • 10mm socket and wrench
  • Eye protection

S197 Mustang Fuel Filter Install:

  1. Disconnect the battery before starting install to insure you don't have your fuel pump on. Jack up the front driver side of the vehicle. Support it with jack stands. You can never be too careful!
  2. Located the big black cover on the under-body. It is located below the seat area. You can follow the fuel lines from the tank.
  3. The cover is held on by a few 10mm nuts (pictured below) and a push pin. Once the nuts have been removed and little prying action is required to pull the cover down because of the push pin.

    S197 Mustang Fuel Filter Installation (FG1083) - fg1083 fuel filter mustang

  4. Once the cover is removed, you will see the fuel filter. The new style filter doesn't require any special tools for removal. Simply click the button (pictured below...the left and right arrows) and pull. To keep from making a mess with the fuel that will spray out, I put a rag under the connectors before releasing them.

    S197 Mustang Fuel Filter Installation (FG1083) - fg1083 fuel filter install mustang
    S197 Mustang Fuel Filter Installation (FG1083) - fg1083 fuel filter installation

  5. Simply unbolt the bracket holding the filter in place (pictured above).Replace with new filter and repeat above process in reverse.

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