Replacing the fuel filter on my honda civic 1999 is a task I dread. It's one of the most frustrating jobs to do on such a well designed car.
Step 1: Disconnect the Bottom Connector.
Step 3: Install the New Filter Onto the Bottom Connector.
The filter you get is sometimes a hit or miss. That threaded female port on the bottom of the filter must perfectly match the car's connector. I got a filter that refused to thread in although it looked the same. After 90 minutes I threw it away and got another one. This one of a different manufacturer went in great with hand threading.
The filter though has to be pulled slightly away from the bracket to allow hand threading. Once that is done it can be clamped into its bracket and the bottom connector properly tightened.
Step 4: Install the Banjo Bolt With New Washers.
Step 5: Starting the Engine Up!
Now the engine has cleaned filtered fuel and car and owner (me!) are happy.