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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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Intermittent enginge vibration
You are right on track. Chances are, now that the engine is lacking proper air, fuel, or spark. Issues like this can also be sensor related. The best way to start the testing is to get the vehicle scanned for...
Can an open gas cap which causes the Check Engine Light to come on cause the car to not start and the ECM to appear bad?
Yes, there are a lot of things a bad gas cap or open gas cap can affect. If you don't have a gas cap then you may be experiencing issues with debris getting into your tank or fuel filter and...
Car starts very weakly after filling up with gas.
Hello and thank you for contacting YourMechanic. Sometimes the gas cap vent tends to get stuck shut making the fuel system go into a vacuum. Check the gas cap for the seal to ensure that it is sealing. Make sure...
Car won't always turn over
There are many reasons why vehicles can have issues starting. The only way the entire car will be cut from having power, is if the battery doesn't have a closed circuit (or is bad, but we can assume it's not)....
The fuel fitting underneath the car near the driver's seat is leaking
This is most likely a fuel fitting connecting to or in line with your fuel filter. These types of leaks can be caused by many things, such as old or rusty fuel lines, or even due to a bad seal....
Does 2009 rondo ex v6 have a fuel filter that needs replacing?
It appears that your vehicle only has a fuel filter that is mounted inside the fuel tank, with the fuel pump. This type is typically not serviceable.
I have been experiencing a lack of power at acceleration that does gradually increase. Is it my fuel filter?
Hello. There are cases where a dirty fuel filter can cause engine performance issues, if it is dirty to the point of obstructing flow. If it has not been changed, I would recommend changing it as it could possibly be...
How to replace a fuel filter?
Hi, thanks for writing in. Most of the time Ford fuel filters are fairly easy to replace. Ford fuel filters typically have two plastic clips that hold the filter in place. The plastic clips can usually be pried out with...
If a fuel filter is plugging up can that restrict the fuel pressure in a fuel injected car
Hey there. Since the fuel filter is an in line filter that the fuel must flow through in order to get to the injectors, this can have an impact on fuel pressure. Depending on how plugged the fuel filter is,...
I have a Mercedes 280 SL, 1985, WDB1070421A020760, many times it just stop while driving or at a stop. I have changed the fuel pump
Wow! A 280 SL with a manual gearbox is a rare machine indeed! It looks like you've eliminated a few of the prime suspects. The fuel pump relay would have been my first guess. But it looks like you've already...
I can put my clutch in and put the car in gear and car won't die?
The first issue sounds like you have throttle problem. You may want to take off the intake and see if your throttle body is moving freely. It could be dirty and need to be cleaned. Check the cable that is...
My Car Isn't Getting Spark. I've Changed The Fuel Pump, Spark Plugs, Wires, Cap And Rotor
Hi there. I've encountered this situation multiple times. A no spark condition on this vehicle can be caused by a few different things, including the crank position sensor, the cam position sensor, the ECM, the coil, a fuse, and a...
My car stopped taking gas when pressing the pedal
Hello. This can be caused by a few things. I would start by scanning the computer for codes. If there are not any codes then I would monitor the sensor readings and the fuel trim readings to see if I...
Car is starving for fuel sometimes but not always
Hi. The first question to ask is if the Check Engine Light is on. If so, what are the stored problem codes? These would be helpful for diagnostic purposes. Check your fuel pressure (while running and under load if possible)....
I know this can be a little frustrating when you do so much work and nothing happens. Starting fluid isn't going to be good if it doesn't run afterwards. You may want to inspect your timing belt. I often turn...
My car cranks but doesn't start, the gas is not coming out by the fuel filter, and the lights are not coming on by the dashboard
With little information available, it is difficult to definitively say what the problem is. If the starter is working, and cranking over the engine, then the battery and the starter can be considered okay for the moment. If you are...
Having problems starting the car.
Hello, it takes 3 things to make a car run, air, spark and fuel. It sounds like it is taking a while to get fuel or its losing fuel pressure. This could be a sign that the fuel pump is...
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...
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...
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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