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Old 04-10-2017, 11:41 AM   #1
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99 Mountain Aire Fuel Filter Question

Had our new to us Coach serviced last week at Speedco, which I use all the time for my big Truck and don't usually have a problem with.
They told me I only have one Fuel Filter, right under the Battery Compartment, although I argued that the Cummins Book showed a Fuel Filter on the passenger side of the Block. They're answer: they moved it!
Well this weekend while camping in it for the first time I laid under my Coach and found said Fuel Filter and realized why they possibly missed it.
It's virtually invisible from the bottom! It's directly above the Starter surrounded by al sorts of Fuel and air lines and wires going to top and possibly bottom of Filter.
Can someone tell me if you have to pull the Starter to change this Filter, cause that would be the dumbest thing I've seen yet.

Help...please

Thanks, John
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On our 2002 Mountain Aire I change the fuel filter above the started from the top side.
Last year I did it with the hatch open from inside. Strap wrench and carefully lift striaght out the top.
This year I changed it from the back, same procedure just climb in and lay across AC Compressor.
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I have found its about as easy to do from the bedroom take it off hand it to somebody behind so as not drag it the coach
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yes, djay good idea. I either bagged it before taking through the inside or placed it so I could grab from outside. Was working alone so handing off was not possible. Climbing in from back was actually easier than I expected this year.
Here is the view from the inside. Used some ties to hold hoses out of the way.
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and a catch pan underneath some will spill when filter removed.
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I had a 2001 Mountain Aire and changed that filter a number of times. Always a tough one. I went from the top. All those cables were part of the problem.
Probably overkill but I always disconnected the Battery, figured if the filter came in contact with cable connections could be a problem.

There are posts here about having that filter relocated. The Cummins place nearest to me said they would relocate it for a pretty reasonable price.

Also I needed to replace the starter and the replacement was a newer gear reduction model that was shorter than the original one. Changing the filter became a little easier after that.
Mine didn't have a bedroom slide. Access was not too bad, but I removed the lift cylinders for the mattress platform so the deck could be lifter higher. The first time was hardest because the filter was really tight and it is a tough spot.
Check the Cummins Forum on this site for more info.
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Thank you all very much for the comeback on my question. I will let y'all know how we changed it
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I just reached up from the bottom on my 99 MADP. It was not easy but that is what I did for a living for many years.
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I just reached up from the bottom on my 99 MADP. It was not easy but that is what I did for a living for many years.


Just wanted everybody to know that I got this Filter changed and my RV Dealer ( Perfection RV in Oklahoma City) only took and charged me 15 minutes labor. David and his Staff are super people, pleasure to do business with.
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