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Fuel Filter Replacement Estimate for Subaru SVX

Subaru SVX Fuel Filter Replacement costs $96 on average.

CarServiceEstimateShop/Dealer Price
1993 Subaru SVXH6-3.3LService typeFuel Filter ReplacementEstimate$106.83Shop/Dealer Price$124.07 - $149.29
1996 Subaru SVXH6-3.3LService typeFuel Filter ReplacementEstimate$106.83Shop/Dealer Price$124.13 - $149.39
1997 Subaru SVXH6-3.3LService typeFuel Filter ReplacementEstimate$111.83Shop/Dealer Price$128.41 - $153.13
1995 Subaru SVXH6-3.3LService typeFuel Filter ReplacementEstimate$106.83Shop/Dealer Price$125.81 - $152.33
1992 Subaru SVXH6-3.3LService typeFuel Filter ReplacementEstimate$106.83Shop/Dealer Price$122.91 - $147.25
1994 Subaru SVXH6-3.3LService typeFuel Filter ReplacementEstimate$106.83Shop/Dealer Price$120.98 - $143.87
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Fuel Filter Replacement Service

What is the fuel filter and how does it work?

The fuel filter is made of cellulose or synthetic-based filter media that traps extremely tiny contaminants, such as rust particles and dirt, present in the fuel as it flows from the fuel tank to the fuel injectors. The filter media is sealed within a cylindrical shaped housing that looks like a tiny soda can. You will most often find the fuel filter plumbed into the high-pressure fuel supply line beneath the car, right next to a sturdy frame rail. Some fuel filters, particularly on diesel-powered vehicles, have water traps as well. Some newer cars do not have serviceable fuel filters as the filter is built into the fuel pump located in the fuel tank.

When to consider replacing the fuel filter:

  • Scheduled maintenance. The most common reason to change the fuel filter — your vehicle’s maintenance schedule may specify a filter change interval.
  • Fuel contamination. If any foreign fluids, bad fuel, or water enters into the fuel system mistakenly, the fuel filter should be replaced.
  • Fuel system repairs. If the fuel pump has been replaced, work has been performed on or in the gas tank, or the fuel injectors have been cleaned or replaced, always install a new fuel filter. Major engine repairs, or engine replacement, also require a new filter.
  • Leaks. There should be zero leakage of fuel, whether liquid or vapor, in the fuel system. Leaks at the fuel filter connections might necessitate not only a new fuel filter but also new O-rings in the push-on connections to the fuel filter.
  • Warning light indication. Diesel powered vehicles may be equipped with a water-sensor warning light circuit to signal the driver if excessive water has accumulated in the fuel filter. The water will have to be drained and the filter possibly serviced or replaced.

How do mechanics replace the fuel filter?

  • A clogged fuel filter that is integral to the fuel pump must be removed with the fuel pump from the fuel tank to perform service.
  • For all other vehicles, the procedure begins with raising the vehicle and supporting it with steel jack stands.
  • The fuel system is depressurized so the filter can be removed from the high-pressure fuel line without gas spraying out.
  • The in-and-out connectors to the filter are removed and the filter is removed from the fuel line.
  • The new filter is installed using a small amount of oil on the O-rings to ease re-installation of the quick connect fittings. The fuel system is then checked for leaks while the engine is running.

Is it safe to drive with a fuel filter problem?

Yes, so long as the fuel filter is not leaking. If there is a leak, have it repaired before driving the car. If clogging is suspected and potentially causing engine operating problems, have the cause investigated and resolved at your earliest convenience. In extreme cases, a very old filter that may be plugged could disintegrate, allowing what were trapped contaminants to reach the fuel injectors and causing additional problems.

When replacing the fuel filter keep in mind:

  • A plugged fuel filter can be ruled out using pressure and volume tests on the fuel system. Given enough elapsed mileage though, all fuel filter replacements should be done as basic maintenance, and so complicated tests are not necessary if the filter is already known to be old.
  • Consult the vehicle maintenance schedule to determine when to replace the fuel filter.
  • If you have bought contaminated gas, once all fuel system repairs are made, always install a new filter.
  • Gasoline is perishable and will eventually degrade into compounds that will damage the fuel system. Generally, if a car has sat unused with gas in the tank for more than 3 to 6 months, the gas should be drained and the fuel filter replaced.

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Subaru SVX - Alternator - Austin, Texas
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Subaru SVX - Air Filter - Emeryville, California
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Subaru Impreza - Fuel Filter - Everett, Washington
Cesar was very knowledgable in helping diagnose my problem with my WRX not starting. He first suggested to change the spark plugs because there was too much fuel in the spark plugs when checked. Since I knew that had not been done in a while, I agreed. After the change, my car was good as new. Two days later my car stopped starting again. Cesar came out again and found out that it was my fuel pump. He did a great job and let me know what else I should watch out for next. YourMechanic is way better than bringing your car into a car repair shop and way more convenient. You don’t have to tow your broken down car to a place then trying to figure out a way home. My girlfriend and I will never use any other service. Thank you again for all the work you have done. And I hope I don’t see you soon or if I do I will be quick to schedule with you.

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Subaru Legacy - Fuel Filter - San Jose, California
Kenny is a straight-forward and sincere professional, and just the kind of guy you want to fix your car so you know what's coming and where to go from there (does something need preventative maintenance, soon to be repaired, etc.). He offered to come early at my discretion as he had the time slot before me open, which was also convenient.

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