Where can I learn how to remove and clean my diesel fuel filter properly?

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I am having some engine issues... I want to remove my fuel filter to clean it. How do i do this? and how to I put it back on properly and prime the fuel system?
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What year/engine first off?
Do you have an FSM?

The diesel fuel filters, I’ve noticed, tends to be forgotten about so it can be difficult to remove it. Honestly I just find it easier to remove the entire primer pump mount with the filter and move it to a vice where I can remove it easier.

Take care not to damage the warning switch since it’s plastic. It’s just really spendy to replace.

New filter comes with the o-ring for that warning switch but you should replace the drain plug o-ring as well.
 
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What year/engine first off?
Do you have an FSM?

The diesel fuel filters, I’ve noticed, tends to be forgotten about so it can be difficult to remove it. Honestly I just find it easier to remove the entire primer pump mount with the filter and move it to a vice where I can remove it easier.

Take care not to damage the warning switch since it’s plastic. It’s just really spendy to replace.

New filter comes with the o-ring for that warning switch but you should replace the drain plug o-ring as well.
its 1995 1-HDFT, also I do not have a service manual.
 
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What year/engine first off?
Do you have an FSM?

The diesel fuel filters, I’ve noticed, tends to be forgotten about so it can be difficult to remove it. Honestly I just find it easier to remove the entire primer pump mount with the filter and move it to a vice where I can remove it easier.

Take care not to damage the warning switch since it’s plastic. It’s just really spendy to replace.

New filter comes with the o-ring for that warning switch but you should replace the drain plug o-ring as well.
Where can I acquire a service manual?
 

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