99 chevy malibu: I am trying to replace the fuel filter - ASAP Aug 16, 2009I have 99 chev malibu. I am trying to replace the fuel filter. the books tell me to press the white tabs to get it off. it has no white tab. it has a black plastic sleve on the end of the fuel line. there are no tabs to press. the fuel line tool they say that slips between the plastic and the fuel filter '99 Malibu fuel filter replacement..? - Car Forums Nov 26, 2009My 2001 Chevy Malibu fuel filter is difficult to remove. The connector is a little different than described above, but enough so that I though to tell how I removed it. The only people who care are you who searched to find this. The hose from the fuel pump ends at the fuel filter with a green plastic "quick disconnect."