Where the fuel filter is located?
The fuel filter will be located either inside the fuel tank or fitted into the fuel line between the tank and the fuel pump. Some engines have internal, non-serviceable fuel filters.
How do I know if I need to change my fuel filter?
Signs Of A Clogged Fuel Filter
- Trouble Starting the Engine. The most common sign of a clogged fuel filter is trouble starting the car, since it depletes the oil supply going to the engine.
- Issues Accelerating.
- Frequent Idling and Sputtering.
- Strong Odors.
- Engine Misfires/Low Performance.
- When to Replace the Fuel Filter.
How often should fuel filter be changed?
Depending on the age of your vehicle, it may require the fuel filter be changed every 20,000-30,000 miles, which, given the average 13,000 miles per year that Americans drive, is about once every year and a half to two years. However, newer vehicles can have fuel filters that last up to 60,000 miles.
Can you change fuel filter yourself?
If you learn the steps of fuel filter replacement, you can do this fast, economical DIY job next time your vehicle needs a new fuel filter. Although details vary from one vehicle to another, the basic procedure is the same as I have described here. Cost for parts = $15 to $125.
What is clogged fuel filter?
A clogged fuel filter prevents the correct amount of fuel from reaching the engine. The fuel pump will try to compensate for a bad fuel filter, placing undue pressure on the fuel pump motor causing the pump to fail prematurely. The main line fuel filter is replaceable.