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Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Fuel Filter
If your car is hard to start, experiencing engine performance issues, or has the Check Engine Light on, you may need to replace the fuel filter.
Which Filters in My Car Can Be Cleaned Vs. Replaced?
While it is recommended that you change out your vehicle filters on a regular schedule, you can extend the life of some filters by cleaning them. Eventually, though, all filters need replacing, because cleaning...
How Long Does a Fuel Filter (Auxiliary) Last?
The fuel tank of your vehicle is where all of the gas that you put in your filler neck goes. Over the years, this tank will start to pick up a...
How Long Does a Fuel Filter Last?
The fuel filter in your vehicle helps deliver clean gasoline to your vehicle's engine while also protecting the fuel injectors. Over time, though, a fuel filter can become clogged, letting less and...
Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Fuel Filter (Auxiliary)
If your car is hard to start, developing engine performance issues, or has the Check Engine Light on, consider replacing the auxiliary fuel filter.
What Does the Fuel Filter Warning Light Mean?
The fuel filter check engine light warns you when your diesel fuel filter is full, and needs to be emptied to avoid engine damage.
How to Change a Fuel Filter
Changing a fuel filter can be challenging, as you may need tools specific to the fuel line fitting of your vehicle.
How to Buy a Good Quality Fuel Filter
Fuel filters can be considered the final defense to block particles that may be in the fuel from reaching and damaging the engine. Both high-pressure fuel injected systems with either diesel or gas...

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I have a honda civic where I have enlarged the fuel filter exit areas through the bolts but high sound coming from pump
Anytime there are modifications on a vehicle from the standard component or part can cause unknown problems. When you modified the orifices in the fuel filter banjo bolts you may cause excessive volume of fuel to go through the fuel...
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Gas leaking from under/around fuel tank
Hello. Fuel leaks need to be taken seriously. You will want to look into this immediately. Is the vehicle only leaking when it is running? If this is the case its likely coming from a line or a fitting somewhere...
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Car has limited power (limp mode) when gas is pressed.
Hello. The P2294 code indicates that there is a problem with high-pressure fuel regulator circuit. The driving behavior you outline (won't rev or achieve speed) may be due to low fuel pressure (high pressure circuit)/inadequate fuel supply, or the engine...
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My car stalled, and wont go into drive without dying
Hey there. The problem sounds like the engine is being starved of fuel. The fuel pump may be coming on but not producing enough pressure. I would recommend having the engine tested for the fuel pressure loss and see if...
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Truck hesitates to start - 2001 Chevrolet Silverado
Hi. This could be a problem with the mass air flow sensor, throttle position, fuel pump or idle air control valve. The mass air flow sensor is a common cause of a problem like this it could be dirty or...
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Toyota Yaris 1.0 VVTi GS problem starting at normal temprature
The most likely common problem with these symptoms is a sticky/dirty idle air control valve, which either needs to be cleaned or replaced. Other possibilities is a clogged fuel filter, failing fuel pump relay, or fuel pump itself. I would...
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Thermostat gauge drops suddenly while driving, the car seems to lose power then regains it but doesn't stall
From the description you have provided, this may be a combination of problems. The loss of power as you accelerate could be a fuel delivery concern, a low fuel pressure situation caused by a faulty fuel pump, a plugged fuel...
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I replaced the fuel filter and pump, and checked the relay and fuse, but the car still won't start.
If you have just installed a new fuel pump and can not hear it come on when you turn the key to the run position (not the start position), you may have a ground issue. You can also perform a...
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My Jeep got rear ended and will crank over but will not run
Hello. You are on the right track, and it may very well be a fuel issue. Without some further testing, it's impossible to definitively say what the issue is. You will want to start by checking the fuel module....
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Where is the fuel filter on a 1992 Chrysler imperial
The fuel filter is located on the passenger frame rail. It should be located on the inside of the frame rail, typically just in front of the fuel tank.
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Car won't start after sitting for 14 months
Hi there. Check the fuel pump to see if it is energizing, and check the fuel pump relay to see if it is clicking when you turn on the key. If the relay is not clicking, then remove the relay...
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have a delay on take off.
Hi there. Acceleration is impacted by multiple components that comprise the fuel system including the idle actuator control valve. In most cases, it's a vacuum leak that causes a restriction in the fuel / air flow that can cause engine...
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I was driving down the road and my truck was running poorly then died. It will crank but not start.
Hi and thanks for contacting YourMechanic. Check the air filter for it is not dirty. It may sound silly, but if the air filter is dirty the engine will not start up. Starting fluid produces its own oxygen so you...
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Fuel filter change
Hello, while this is a straightforward task, much of this repair requires sensitivity that you are working under the car with a flammable liquid. The essential steps are to: reduce fuel pressure in the fuel system, raise and support the...
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Gas consumption on my car.
Hi there. The readings that you are getting with the MAP sensor is correct. Since your vehicle is burning fuel like crazy, check the fuel filter for if its dirty. Check the injectors for if they are sticking and draining...
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Where is the fuel filter located ?
The fuel filter on this vehicle is located on the inside of the frame under a protective cover in the left rear of the vehicle just in front of the rear axle shock mounting location on the frame.
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My car shut off while driving and it won't turn back over
Assuming the engine is getting fuel with the new fuel pump, the next step would be to check for spark. The engine needs spark, air, and fuel to start and run. Air is almost always present, and again assuming fuel...
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how long does it take to replace the fuel pump
The labor to replace the in tank fuel pump and the inline fuel filter that should be replaced with the fuel pump will take 4 to 5 hours labor.
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Can dirty filters cause the truck not to get enough power to pick up speed?
Hi and thanks for contacting YourMechanic. Dirty oil can cause problems with the engine, but not in two weeks unless you are driving long distances on the highways. Adding oil will actually aid the oil, so no worries until you...
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What other parts do I need to have besides the throttle body and the gasket? I have already purchased both items.
Hi and thanks for contacting Your Mechanic. Before you replace any parts, get a fuel pressure tester and test the fuel rail for pressure. There should be 35 psi or more on the rail for the engine to run. If...

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