View Full Version : 1999 Catera: Help with Fuel Filter replacement

01-27-08, 06:10 PM
I wanted to save a buck and change my fuel filter on my own, seemed simple enough. Well it turned out not to be so simple, here is what I did.

started engine and pulled fuse to fuel pump, engine stopped.

jacked up the rear right a bit and slid under car

loosened top banjo bolt no problem, bottom banjo just spins free.

I am trying to figure out how to get the bottom banjo bolt out, is a special tool needed? Why would it spin freely in both directions?

Needless to say, car is not running as if I try to put it back together the bottom banjo leaks.......


01-27-08, 06:44 PM
Sounds like the bottom banjo has stripped. You may try using a pair of vicegrips to squash the fitting on the filter and maybe it will back out.Just do it a little at a time and it may bot damage the bolt.

01-27-08, 07:13 PM
Thanks, I will give that a try, no special tool required on these banjo's I take it....