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Where Is the Fuel Filter on a 2002 Chevy Tahoe?

by Baptist Johnson

Checking the fuel filter on a 2002 Chevrolet Tahoe is a regular part of proper car maintenance. The filter should be checked often for excessive dirt and holes. Chevrolet also recommends that you change the fuel filter every 25,000 miles or so. Should you need to change the filter, finding and replacing the filter is a simple task.

Function

The fuel filter is a component of the fueling system. It is mounted on the fuel line, which carries fuel from the fuel tank to the engine. As fuel is pumped along the fuel line, the fuel filter traps dirt particles to keep the engine clean.

Location

The fuel filter on a 2002 Chevrolet Tahoe is located underneath the vehicle. To get to the filter, crawl underneath the Tahoe from the driver's side and look below the seating area. The filter is mounted to the frame of the vehicle just in front of the gas tank.

Identify

Identify the fuel filter as a metal cylinder attached to a black hose at both ends. This black hose is the fuel line and should run from the gas tank to the engine.

Troubleshooting Tips

Symptoms of a faulty fuel filter include trouble starting the engine, a decrease in engine power and a decrease in gas mileage. If you inspect the fuel filter and can see noticeable signs of wear and tear, it is time to replace the filter for a new filter.

Caution

Express caution when working with the fuel filter. Even when the vehicle is turned off, the filter is likely to contain gas and/or flammable vapors. Keep open flames and lit tobacco away.

About the Author

Baptist Johnson was first published in 2000 when a poem he wrote won first prize in a local writing contest. He also writes and edits for Etched Press Society, a micro-publishing company based in Wilmington, N.C. Johnson has a Bachelor of Science in business administration from East Carolina University.

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