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Q: harm of replacing fuel filter

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Will replacing fuel filter cause any harm to a car that is over 100K miles but never had the fuel filter replaced? Will it cause the fuel pressure to go higher?
My car has an automatic transmission.

A: The fuel filter replacement will never be a...

The fuel filter replacement will never be a bad thing. A clogged filter is worse.

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