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Part Number: REPM670502
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$48.80
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Recommended Use : OE ReplacementQuantity Sold : Sold individuallyWarranty : 1-year Replacement unlimited-mileage warrantyProp 65 Warning :

Warning SymbolWARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals including Phthalates, which is known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov.

Fuel Filter
Part Number: KIT1-020915-24-A
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$101.99
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Components : (1) Fuel Filter, and (1) Fuel PumpRecommended Use : OE ReplacementReplaces OE Number : 1634703594, 1634703794, 1634704094Quantity Sold : Set of 2Warranty : 1-year Replacement unlimited-mileage warrantyProp 65 Warning :

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Fuel Filter
Part Number: REPM670501
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$31.65
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Recommended Use : OE ReplacementQuantity Sold : Sold individuallyWarranty : 1-year Replacement unlimited-mileage warrantyProp 65 Warning :

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Fuel Filter and Fuel Pump Kit
Part Number: KIT1-110917-22-B
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$82.79
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Components : (1) Fuel Filter, and (1) Fuel PumpRecommended Use : OE ReplacementReplaces OE Number : 2034702394Quantity Sold : Set of 2Warranty : 1-year Replacement unlimited-mileage warrantyProp 65 Warning :

Warning SymbolWARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals including Phthalates, which is known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov.

Fuel Filter and Fuel Pump Kit
Part Number: KIT1-110917-23-B
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$88.51
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Components : (1) Fuel Filter, and (1) Fuel PumpRecommended Use : OE ReplacementReplaces OE Number : 2094700294, 2094700194, A2094700194Quantity Sold : Set of 2Warranty : 1-year Replacement unlimited-mileage warrantyProp 65 Warning :

Warning SymbolWARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals including Phthalates, which is known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov.

Fuel Filter and Fuel Pump Kit
Part Number: KIT1-110917-24-B
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$73.93
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Components : (1) Fuel Filter, and (1) Fuel PumpRecommended Use : OE ReplacementReplaces OE Number : 0004706394Quantity Sold : Set of 2Warranty : 1-year Replacement unlimited-mileage warrantyProp 65 Warning :

Warning SymbolWARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals including Phthalates, which is known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov.

Fuel Filter and Fuel Pump Kit
Part Number: KIT1-110917-26-B
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$102.82
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Components : (1) Fuel Filter, and (1) Fuel PumpRecommended Use : OE ReplacementReplaces OE Number : 2034703594Quantity Sold : Set of 2Warranty : 1-year Replacement unlimited-mileage warrantyProp 65 Warning :

Warning SymbolWARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals including Phthalates, which is known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov.

Fuel Filter and Fuel Pump Kit
Part Number: KIT1-110917-28-B
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$110.06
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Components : (1) Fuel Filter, and (1) Fuel PumpRecommended Use : OE ReplacementReplaces OE Number : 1644701994, 1644700290Quantity Sold : Set of 2Warranty : 1-year Replacement unlimited-mileage warranty
Fuel Filter
Part Number: REPB670501
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$42.70
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Notes : with Fuel Pressure Regulator; 2.17 in. diameter, 0.31 in. inlet size, 0.31 in. outlet size, 12.40 in. lengthRecommended Use : OE ReplacementQuantity Sold : Sold individuallyWarranty : 1-year Replacement unlimited-mileage warrantyProp 65 Warning :

Warning SymbolWARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals including Phthalates, which is known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov.

Fuel Filter
Part Number: KIT1-021419-09-B
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$98.06
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Components : (1) Fuel Filter, and (1) Fuel PumpRecommended Use : OE ReplacementReplaces OE Number : 16146766942Quantity Sold : Set of 2Warranty : 1-year Replacement unlimited-mileage warrantyProp 65 Warning :

Warning SymbolWARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals including Phthalates, which is known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov.

Fuel Filter
Part Number: REPK670501
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$9.07
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Recommended Use : OE ReplacementReplaces OE Number : 0K52Y20490Quantity Sold : Sold individuallyWarranty : 1-year Replacement unlimited-mileage warrantyProp 65 Warning :

Warning SymbolWARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals including Phthalates, which is known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov.

Fuel Filter and Fuel Pump Kit
Part Number: KIT1-110917-21-B
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$74.77
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Components : (1) Fuel Filter, and (1) Fuel PumpRecommended Use : OE ReplacementReplaces OE Number : 0K52Y20490, 0K52Y1335XA, 0K52Y1335ZQuantity Sold : Set of 2Warranty : 1-year Replacement unlimited-mileage warrantyProp 65 Warning :

Warning SymbolWARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals including Phthalates, which is known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov.

Fuel Filter
Part Number: REPM670503
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$41.61
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Recommended Use : OE ReplacementQuantity Sold : Sold individuallyWarranty : 1-year Replacement unlimited-mileage warrantyProp 65 Warning :

Warning SymbolWARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals including Phthalates, which is known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov.

Fuel Filter
Part Number: REPT670501
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$11.10
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Recommended Use : OE ReplacementReplaces OE Number : 233000D010Quantity Sold : Sold individuallyWarranty : 1-year Replacement unlimited-mileage warrantyProp 65 Warning :

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Fuel Filter
Part Number: REPV670501
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$35.66
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Notes : With engine flangeRecommended Use : OE ReplacementReplaces OE Number : 7L0919679, 7L0919679C, 7L0919679D, 7L0919679E, 7L0919679F, 7L0919679H, 7L0919679JQuantity Sold : Sold individuallyWarranty : 1-year Replacement unlimited-mileage warrantyProp 65 Warning :

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Fuel Filter Guides

Fuel Filter Buyer's Guide

Summary

  • A fuel filter acts as a screen in the fuel line, protecting your car’s engine from contamination due to dirt, debris, and rust particles.
  • Fuel filter location: between the fuel tank and the engine (inside the fuel tank, underneath the vehicle, or both). In some cases, it is part of the fuel pump assembly.
  • There are several ways your fuel may get contaminated without you knowing. It could be a result of using a contaminated jerry can or because of a faulty filter system at your gas station.
  • Clean fuel is important because any kind of contamination can significantly reduce its combustibility, resulting in poor fuel economy.
  • There are two types of fuel filters according to design: spin-on and cartridge filters.
  • Fuel filter costs will vary depending on your vehicle’s specific year, model, and make. OE replacement filters will typically cost you anywhere between $4 to $312. They are sold individually, in sets of two to six, or as part of a kit.
  • On average, this part is changed every 40,000 to 80,000 miles. Vehicles running on diesel will require fuel filter replacement more frequently, approximately every 20,000 miles.
  • Signs of a bad fuel filter: difficulty starting the vehicle, loss of power, poor idling, engine stalling under strain, and random engine misfires.

What is a fuel filter?

A fuel filter acts as a screen in the fuel line, protecting your car’s engine from contamination due to dirt, debris, and rust particles. Most internal combustion engines come with one or two fuel filters in the form of a cartridge that contains pleated and permeable filter paper. The filter medium is designed to be porous enough to let fuel through under pressure, yet dense enough to block harmful contaminants.

Fuel filter location

The fuel filter is located between your car’s fuel tank and engine. It may be located under the car (connected to the fuel lines coming from the fuel tank), but it is typically found near or inside the fuel tank, right by the opening of the fuel feed line.

Some vehicle models have two filters: a pre-filter and the main filter. The pre-filter is installed nearer to the fuel tank and screens for large foreign matter. The main filter is found closer to the feed pump where it captures fine contaminants.

There are some vehicles with fuel filters that are integrated into the fuel pump assembly. These are considered non-serviceable and are not the type that requires periodic replacement. These are only replaced when a new pump is installed.

How does a fuel filter work?

The fuel filter protects critical engine components from foreign substances like dirt, debris, and rust that may have found their way into the fuel tank.

The filtration process starts when the fuel pump produces suction that pushes fuel through the filter inlet and into the filter case. Inside the case is filter paper where foreign matter such as dust and moisture are trapped. The filtered fuel exits through the filter outlet and goes straight into the feed & supply pump which delivers clean fuel to the engine via the fuel injection nozzle.

There are several ways your fuel may get contaminated without you knowing. It could be a result of using a contaminated jerry can or because of a faulty filter system at your gas station. Clean fuel is important because any kind of contamination can significantly reduce its combustibility, resulting in poor fuel economy. A fuel filter that’s in good working condition is critical to maintaining the health of your vehicle’s fuel injection system.

Types of fuel filters

There are two types of fuel filters according to design: spin-on and cartridge filters.

Spin-on fuel filter

A spin-on fuel filter features a full metal case with thread at the bottom which allows the entire thing to be screwed into place. Replacing this type of filter requires the entire component to be swapped out.

Cartridge filter

A cartridge filter is a more environmentally-friendly alternative because instead of a full case, only the filter medium needs to be changed during replacement.

How long do fuel filters last?

Over time, the fuel filter will become less permeable and will need to be changed. You may refer to your vehicle owner’s manual for the recommended schedule of a fuel filter replacement. On average, this part is changed every 40,000 to 80,000 miles. Vehicles running on diesel will require fuel filter replacement more frequently, approximately every 20,000 miles, because this type of fuel is less refined compared to gasoline. Replacing the fuel filter at the recommended intervals can help you avoid common problems with this component in the long run.

Bad fuel filter symptoms

So, how do you know if your fuel filter needs changing? Here are the signs of a bad fuel filter that you should look for.

Difficulty starting the vehicle

A fuel filter that’s partially or completely clogged can make it more difficult to start your engine or it may stall immediately after starting.

Poor idling

An engine that’s starved of fuel because of a clogged filter will cause your vehicle to feel shaky during idling. This is because the pump is attempting to draw more fuel from the tank and through the fuel lines to no avail.

Lack of engine power

A clogged fuel filter can deprive the engine of its fuel supply, resulting in a noticeable loss of power. Engine output will be restricted by the ECU to protect the engine, and the Check Engine Light will be illuminated.

Engine stalling under strain

A bad fuel filter can make it difficult for your car to accelerate under heavy load. A good example of this is engine stuttering or hesitation while driving uphill.

Engine misfire

Clogging in the fuel filter can restrict the amount of fuel that is delivered to the fuel injectors. It can also lead to inconsistent fuel pressure, resulting in random engine misfires.


Fuel filter replacement

A dirty or clogged fuel filter is one of the most common problems in the fuel delivery system. It is also one of the first things that a mechanic checks when your car is experiencing performance issues. Thankfully, it’s a part that won’t take much time or money to replace.


A mechanic typically checks for a faulty fuel filter by doing a fuel pressure test near the fuel injectors. These pressure readings are compared to factory specs for the vehicle model. Lower pressure readings are a strong sign of a dirty or clogged fuel filter.

How much does a fuel filter replacement cost?

Fuel filter costs will vary depending on your vehicle’s specific year, model, and make. OE replacement filters will typically cost you anywhere between $4 to $312. These are sold individually, in sets of two to six, or as part of a kit. You have the option to get a direct-fit replacement or a universal-fit fuel filter that may require minor modifications.

Finding the right fit

Use our website’s built-in vehicle selector to find the right fuel filter for your vehicle. Just plug in your vehicle’s year, make, and model to narrow down the results to all compatible parts.

 

Fuel Filter: Just the Facts

In times of financial crisis, fuel economy should be every car owner's top of mind. It won't help to have something go wrong with your car's fuel delivery system.Even if your car's engine is running normally, things could still go wrong with the fuel lines. Take the fuel filler neck, for instance. Depending on the age of your car, the filler neck can develop leaks through time. You'll notice every time you fill up the tank that fuel reeks and spills underneath your car.When that happens, have the filler neck checked for cracks or damage. A damaged filler neck is a serious fire hazard. Even if your car's fuel tank is half empty, fuel vapors are dangerous. Once fumes escape through cracks in the filler neck, a nearby spark could cause a fiery explosion.To make sure that not a drop of fuel is wasted, you should check the fuel delivery system as much as you can. You can get a quality fuel filler neck here at Car Parts.


• Our fuel filler necks last longer against damage.

• The neck prevents fuel vapors from escaping into the atmosphere.

• Our fuel filler necks are designed as direct-fit replacements.
 

Fuel Filter: What Every Car Owner Should Know

Your vehicle's engine performs at its best when it receives clean, unadulterated fuel. And for that, you need to have a reliable fuel filter for your vehicle. The job of this filter is to prevent dirt and other foreign particles present in the fuel from coming into contact with the fuel injectors. When these minute debris enter and accumulate in the fuel injectors, the engine's cylinders might not get the fuel it needs for top performance. Worse, unwanted particles in the fuel might be abrasive to the fuel injecting system. By trapping fuel impurities in filtration paper and keeping the fuel pure, the fuel filter prevents these problems. And if you find that the filtration paper is too worn to function properly, don't worry. Replacing your vehicle's stock fuel filter is a breeze. CarParts.com offers a wide array of fuel filters for most vehicles. So once you need a replacement, you know where to go.


• Our fuel filters ensures maximum filtration for better engine performance.

• The purer the fuel is, the more efficiently it burns, so don't hesitate to replace a damaged fuel filter.

• Fuel filters need to be replaced regularly; always remember to pay attention to the fuel filter during routine vehicle maintenance.

Must-Know Fuel Filter Info

Your internal combustion engine is the heart of your vehicle, and you’ll want to ensure that it has clean fuel coursing through it. By doing so, you’ll be able to guarantee superb engine performance and prevent expensive engine damage. However, you’ll have difficulty keeping your engine fuel clean without one simple yet very important item: a fuel filter.

What is a Fuel Filter?

Fuel filters are small components that are designed to keep contaminants out of your fuel. If dust, rust, or chipped paint enters your fuel, then it can cause rapid wear and tear for your fuel pump and injectors. This is where the fuel filter comes in. This simple filter prevents such harmful particles from entering your fuel, keeping your engine working like a charm and boosting your vehicle’s performance.

When to replace your fuel filter

Fuel filters require regular cleaning and replacing to keep them from getting clogged or broken. It’s suggested that you do this at least every 30,000 miles or as soon as you spot damage. Doing so is sure to minimize vehicle lag and stalling and keep your engine in tip-top shape.

Things to Consider Before Buying

Price

10 to 20 bucks is enough to get you a reliable fuel filter; a small price to pay for superb vehicle performance. Try not to exceed this price range as not to overpay.

Filter Type

For diesel engines, you have the option of getting a filter with a bowl-like design that collects water at its bottom. You may also want to get a fuel filter with a water sensor that signals the engine control unit (ECU) if the water reaches its warning level. Your standard OEM filter would certainly do the trick, but we recommend this filter type for diesel engines.

Recommended Brands

  • FRAM
  • Bosch
  • Purolator
  • AC Delco
  • Mr. Gasket

Quick Steps to Fixing your Filter

Remember: you must replace your fuel filter at least every 30,000 miles to provide your internal combustion engine with the proper maintenance it deserves. However, your stock fuel filter can become clogged even before you ride hits 30,000 miles. If you experience stalling and poor acceleration, then you probably have a clogged fuel filter. The best way to check if your filter needs a replacement is by taking it out and blowing through it. If there’s resistance when you do so, then it’s probably dirty and in need of a substitute. An aftermarket fuel filter is sure to get your engine back into fighting form. Installing one shouldn’t be very difficult, most especially if you follow these easy steps.

Difficulty level: Moderate

Items Needed:

  • Protective Gloves and Glasses
  • Small Screwdriver
  • Rag
  • Floor Jack and Stand
  • Wrench Set
  • Pliers

Step 1: Safety first, guys. Be sure to wear some protective gloves and glasses to ensure that you’re safe throughout your DIY job.

Step 2: Elevate your vehicle using your floor jack and stands. It’s recommended not to rely on a single jack as this can be very dangerous.

Step 3: Locate your fuel filter. Filter location depends on the vehicle’s make and model, but one common location is near the fuel tank underneath the chassis. If you have trouble finding the fuel filter, consult your vehicle’s manual or your local repair shop.

Step 4: Most fuel filters have plastic covering them to prevent damage; use a screwdriver or wrench to remove this covering.

Step 5: Remove the fuel line connected to the fuel filter. If you fuel line makes use of links or brackets, then use your screwdrivers or wrenches to disconnect them.

Step 6: Remove the fuel filter from the assembly; be sure to keep track of its orientation.

Step 7: Install your new fuel filter and make sure it’s in the same position as your previous filter.

Step 8: Reattach your fuel line and protective covers.

Extra Tips:

  1. Do not over-tighten your fuel filter because this could cause damage and leakage. Instead, tighten it by hand and leave it as is.
  2. When it comes to certain makes and models, they may require special tools for fuel filter installation. If you do not have these tools, consult with your vehicle’s manufacturing brand.
  3. Make sure the engine is cool when you do your repairs. This is to guarantee your utmost safety.

Fuel Filter Buyer's Guide

Summary

  • A fuel filter acts as a screen in the fuel line, protecting your car’s engine from contamination due to dirt, debris, and rust particles.
  • Fuel filter location: between the fuel tank and the engine (inside the fuel tank, underneath the vehicle, or both). In some cases, it is part of the fuel pump assembly.
  • There are several ways your fuel may get contaminated without you knowing. It could be a result of using a contaminated jerry can or because of a faulty filter system at your gas station.
  • Clean fuel is important because any kind of contamination can significantly reduce its combustibility, resulting in poor fuel economy.
  • There are two types of fuel filters according to design: spin-on and cartridge filters.
  • Fuel filter costs will vary depending on your vehicle’s specific year, model, and make. OE replacement filters will typically cost you anywhere between $4 to $312. They are sold individually, in sets of two to six, or as part of a kit.
  • On average, this part is changed every 40,000 to 80,000 miles. Vehicles running on diesel will require fuel filter replacement more frequently, approximately every 20,000 miles.
  • Signs of a bad fuel filter: difficulty starting the vehicle, loss of power, poor idling, engine stalling under strain, and random engine misfires.

What is a fuel filter?

A fuel filter acts as a screen in the fuel line, protecting your car’s engine from contamination due to dirt, debris, and rust particles. Most internal combustion engines come with one or two fuel filters in the form of a cartridge that contains pleated and permeable filter paper. The filter medium is designed to be porous enough to let fuel through under pressure, yet dense enough to block harmful contaminants.

Fuel filter location

The fuel filter is located between your car’s fuel tank and engine. It may be located under the car (connected to the fuel lines coming from the fuel tank), but it is typically found near or inside the fuel tank, right by the opening of the fuel feed line.

Some vehicle models have two filters: a pre-filter and the main filter. The pre-filter is installed nearer to the fuel tank and screens for large foreign matter. The main filter is found closer to the feed pump where it captures fine contaminants.

There are some vehicles with fuel filters that are integrated into the fuel pump assembly. These are considered non-serviceable and are not the type that requires periodic replacement. These are only replaced when a new pump is installed.

How does a fuel filter work?

The fuel filter protects critical engine components from foreign substances like dirt, debris, and rust that may have found their way into the fuel tank.

The filtration process starts when the fuel pump produces suction that pushes fuel through the filter inlet and into the filter case. Inside the case is filter paper where foreign matter such as dust and moisture are trapped. The filtered fuel exits through the filter outlet and goes straight into the feed & supply pump which delivers clean fuel to the engine via the fuel injection nozzle.

There are several ways your fuel may get contaminated without you knowing. It could be a result of using a contaminated jerry can or because of a faulty filter system at your gas station. Clean fuel is important because any kind of contamination can significantly reduce its combustibility, resulting in poor fuel economy. A fuel filter that’s in good working condition is critical to maintaining the health of your vehicle’s fuel injection system.

Types of fuel filters

There are two types of fuel filters according to design: spin-on and cartridge filters.

Spin-on fuel filter

A spin-on fuel filter features a full metal case with thread at the bottom which allows the entire thing to be screwed into place. Replacing this type of filter requires the entire component to be swapped out.

Cartridge filter

A cartridge filter is a more environmentally-friendly alternative because instead of a full case, only the filter medium needs to be changed during replacement.

How long do fuel filters last?

Over time, the fuel filter will become less permeable and will need to be changed. You may refer to your vehicle owner’s manual for the recommended schedule of a fuel filter replacement. On average, this part is changed every 40,000 to 80,000 miles. Vehicles running on diesel will require fuel filter replacement more frequently, approximately every 20,000 miles, because this type of fuel is less refined compared to gasoline. Replacing the fuel filter at the recommended intervals can help you avoid common problems with this component in the long run.

Bad fuel filter symptoms

So, how do you know if your fuel filter needs changing? Here are the signs of a bad fuel filter that you should look for.

Difficulty starting the vehicle

A fuel filter that’s partially or completely clogged can make it more difficult to start your engine or it may stall immediately after starting.

Poor idling

An engine that’s starved of fuel because of a clogged filter will cause your vehicle to feel shaky during idling. This is because the pump is attempting to draw more fuel from the tank and through the fuel lines to no avail.

Lack of engine power

A clogged fuel filter can deprive the engine of its fuel supply, resulting in a noticeable loss of power. Engine output will be restricted by the ECU to protect the engine, and the Check Engine Light will be illuminated.

Engine stalling under strain

A bad fuel filter can make it difficult for your car to accelerate under heavy load. A good example of this is engine stuttering or hesitation while driving uphill.

Engine misfire

Clogging in the fuel filter can restrict the amount of fuel that is delivered to the fuel injectors. It can also lead to inconsistent fuel pressure, resulting in random engine misfires.

Fuel filter replacement

A dirty or clogged fuel filter is one of the most common problems in the fuel delivery system. It is also one of the first things that a mechanic checks when your car is experiencing performance issues. Thankfully, it’s a part that won’t take much time or money to replace.

A mechanic typically checks for a faulty fuel filter by doing a fuel pressure test near the fuel injectors. These pressure readings are compared to factory specs for the vehicle model. Lower pressure readings are a strong sign of a dirty or clogged fuel filter.

Things to Consider Before Buying a Fuel Filter

Price

10 to 20 bucks is enough to get you a reliable fuel filter; a small price to pay for superb vehicle performance. Try not to exceed this price range as not to overpay.

Filter Type

For diesel engines, you have the option of getting a filter with a bowl-like design that collects water at its bottom. You may also want to get a fuel filter with a water sensor that signals the engine control unit (ECU) if the water reaches its warning level. Your standard OEM filter would certainly do the trick, but we recommend this filter type for diesel engines.

How much does a fuel filter replacement cost?

Fuel filter costs will vary depending on your vehicle’s specific year, model, and make. OE replacement filters will typically cost you anywhere between $4 to $312. These are sold individually, in sets of two to six, or as part of a kit. You have the option to get a direct-fit replacement or a universal-fit fuel filter that may require minor modifications.

Finding the right fit

Use our website’s built-in vehicle selector to find the right fuel filter for your vehicle. Just plug in your vehicle’s year, make, and model to narrow down the results to all compatible parts.

Quick Steps to Fixing your Filter

Remember: you must replace your fuel filter at least every 30,000 miles to provide your internal combustion engine with the proper maintenance it deserves. However, your stock fuel filter can become clogged even before you ride hits 30,000 miles.

If you experience stalling and poor acceleration, then you probably have a clogged fuel filter. The best way to check if your filter needs a replacement is by taking it out and blowing through it. If there’s resistance when you do so, then it’s probably dirty and in need of a substitute. An aftermarket fuel filter is sure to get your engine back into fighting form. Installing one shouldn’t be very difficult, most especially if you follow these easy steps.

Difficulty level: Moderate

Items Needed:

  • Protective Gloves and Glasses
  • Small Screwdriver
  • Rag
  • Floor Jack and Stand
  • Wrench Set
  • Pliers

Step 1: Safety first, guys. Be sure to wear some protective gloves and glasses to ensure that you’re safe throughout your DIY job.

Step 2: Elevate your vehicle using your floor jack and stands. It’s recommended not to rely on a single jack as this can be very dangerous.

Step 3: Locate your fuel filter. Filter location depends on the vehicle’s make and model, but one common location is near the fuel tank underneath the chassis. If you have trouble finding the fuel filter, consult your vehicle’s manual or your local repair shop.

Step 4: Most fuel filters have plastic covering them to prevent damage; use a screwdriver or wrench to remove this covering.

Step 5: Remove the fuel line connected to the fuel filter. If you fuel line makes use of links or brackets, then use your screwdrivers or wrenches to disconnect them.

Step 6: Remove the fuel filter from the assembly; be sure to keep track of its orientation.

Step 7: Install your new fuel filter and make sure it’s in the same position as your previous filter.

Step 8: Reattach your fuel line and protective covers.

Extra Tips:
  • Do not over-tighten your fuel filter because this could cause damage and leakage. Instead, tighten it by hand and leave it as is.
  • When it comes to certain makes and models, they may require special tools for fuel filter installation. If you do not have these tools, consult with your vehicle’s manufacturing brand.
  • Make sure the engine is cool when you do your repairs. This is to guarantee your utmost safety.

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October 21, 2020
P0093 Code: Fuel System Large Leak DetectedDiagnostic Trouble Code (DTC) P0093 stands for “Fuel System Large Leak Detected.” This code is triggered once the vehicle’s powertrain control module (PCM) detects the possibility of a large fuel leak. On vehicles with diesel engines, the leak is often detected on the high-pressure side of the engine. The code
P008A Code: Low Pressure Fuel System Pressure – Too Low
October 14, 2020
P008A Code: Low Pressure Fuel System Pressure – Too LowDiagnostic trouble code (DTC) P008A stands for “Low Pressure Fuel System Pressure- Too Low.” This trouble code sets when the powertrain control module (PCM) has detected that the fuel pressure is too low within the low fuel system. In some cases, low fuel volume or insufficient flow may also trigger
P0089 Code: Fuel Pressure Regulator Performance
October 14, 2020
P0089 Code: Fuel Pressure Regulator PerformanceOn some vehicles, this code is defined as “Fuel Pressure Regulator 1 Performance”. The “regulator 1” in this code’s definition refers to the designated 1 fuel pressure regulator. Designation is typically used in systems that have multiple electronic fuel pressure regulators. In some cases, the designation may refer to the
Fluid Leaks 101: Find Out What’s Leaking From Your Car
October 12, 2020
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P0087 Code: Fuel Rail/System Pressure Too Low
August 24, 2020
P0087 Code: Fuel Rail/System Pressure Too LowDiagnostic Trouble Code (DTC) P0087 stands for “Fuel Rail/System Pressure Too Low.” It may get logged by the PCM when the pressure inside the fuel rail or the fuel system dives below the minimum levels needed to supply the engine with enough fuel to run properly. If the pressure in the
How to Replace a Fuel Filter
August 19, 2020
How to Replace a Fuel FilterOkay, let’s say you checked and your car does have a serviceable fuel filter. And according to the maintenance schedule, the filter is due for replacement. If you have an older car, it probably has an external fuel filter that requires routine service.
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