I think you need the special tool because I needed mine on my 99 SOHC.
2000 should be similiar. It cost about $12 bucks at the auto store.DO
NOT yank on it!
I changed mine at 30K. 10K to me sounds too soon. And I don't think the
fuel filter lasts the life of the car.
> On the "classic" Explorers (91-94) you need a special tool but I don't know
> if it's the same for your car. I was under the impression that my fuel
> filters (got 2 Explorers) were supposed to last 100K miles. I think they
> cost more like $30. I only changed one of them once so far. Ford may think
> that 100K is the life of the car ;-)
It is after all the life of any and all extended warranties ;-)
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