Where Is the Fuel Filter Located on Vehicles

by Contributing WriterUpdated June 12, 2017

The Fuel Filter Vehicles a Vehicles is a palm-sized, metallic, cylindrical item costing in the neighborhood of twenty bucks, but its value can be in the thousands with respect to savings in repairs to your Vehicles engine. It should be part of your regular yearly maintenance, which is to say, you should change the fuel filter once a year. The fuel filter serves to keep particles of dirt flowing from the gas tank to the engine, making it as valuable to the performance of your Vehicles as a regular oil change. Clogged engines and fuel lines can lead to hesitation and engine knocking while a really clogged fuel filter can even prevent you from starting your car. In about the time it takes to replace a car battery, replacing your fuel filter in a timely fashion can prevent costly break downs.

Under The Hood:

 Where Is the Fuel Filter Located on a 2006 Pontiac G6?

Park the Pontiac G6 on level ground and set the parking brake. Lift the hood and prop it open. Disconnect the negative cable from the battery. Place a wheel chock in front of and behind one of the front tires. Lift the rear end with a jack and lower the G6 onto two jack stands. Remove the jack.

Empty the fuel tank into an approved gasoline container, using the siphon pump. Disconnect the fuel lines and the filler tube from the tank.

Disconnect the wiring harness from the tank. Place the jack under the center of the tank. Unbolt the straps holding the fuel tank to the frame of the Pontiac G6, using a socket or open-end wrench. Lower the tank to the ground with the jack and slide it out from under the G6. Unbolt the cover for the fuel pump/filter module from the tank. The fuel filter is part of the module and can't be replaced separately.

Items you will need

  • Jack

  • 2 wheel chocks

  • 2 jack stands

  • Fuel siphon pump

  • Fuel container

  • Socket set

  • Screwdrivers

  • Pliers

  • Adjustable wrenches

  • Open-end wrenches

  • Box-end wrenches

 Where Is the Fuel Filter Located on a Hyundai Accent?

Where Is My Fuel Filter?

The Fuel filter for your Hyundai Accent is located under the seat cushion of your rear seat. Push your fingers between the seat cushion and the back of the seat. Pull the seat cushion up, toward you and simply remove the seat. The fuel filter is thus gazing at you, probably no larger than a half-dollar.

Danger! Danger!

Before you actually make any effort to remove the fuel filter, it is important to understand your fuel filter works under pressure and that if you don't relieve the pressure in the fuel lines, you could find yourself literally making one explosive mistake. So, it is imperative you relieve the pressure before attempting to switch out fuel filters. You do this by consulting your vehicle's manual for the fuel pump relay switch, or, fuel pump fuse. Start the engine first and then cut the switch off on the relay, or, pull out the fuse. The result of this action will stall the vehicle. In other words, it'll quit running and all the normal pressure in the fuel lines will drop. This is an ideal opportunity to get a rag, two open-ended wrenches, and a flat head screwdriver, and to let the engine cool.

Prep Time

Before you remove the filter, place the rag below the area where you will take out the old fuel filter. If any fluid spills out in the process, the rag will be ready to soak it right up. Simply disconnect the fuel lines bolted into place with your wrenches and set them aside. Take out the old fuel filter and discard it.

The New Fuel Filter

The washers on the fuel lines must be removed and replaced with the washers included in the replacement package of your new fuel filter. Simply remove the old washers and put the new ones on. Once you've done this, attach the lines to the new fuel filter and slip the new fuel filter right back into the very place from which the old one was removed. Just remember to tighten all the bolts as best you can and make sure the seat is securely returned to its position. You don't want the seat to fall forward if for some reason, you are forced to brake suddenly. Remember the fuel pump? We disabled it. So, before you start the car back up, you'll have to put the fuel pump relay switch back into the on position, or, put the fuse back in the fuse box

A Date to Remember

Cars are expensive. The better care we take of our vehicles, the further our vehicles are apt to take us and the Hyundai Accent is a dependable fuel efficient vehicle capable of rolling merrily along, for many years to come. Change your fuel filter yearly. It's the one other anniversary you don't want to forget.

 Where Is the Fuel Filter Located on My 1999 Chrysler 300M?


The Chrysler fuel filter is on the underside of the 300M, in the middle of the seating area. Crawl under the vehicle, or use a car jack to raise the 300M to a higher distance from the ground if you need to. If you inspect the fuel tank, identifiable as a large square component, the fuel filter will be in the fuel pump module, appearing as a small black cylinder.


The fuel filter removes dirt and rust particles that can get into gasoline during shipping and storage before it goes into the engine. The filter works to allow only pure gasoline to fuel the engine, helping the engine achieve optimal performance.

Warnings/ Considerations

Since the Chrysler 300M has the fuel filter below the vehicle, it is important to provide yourself enough room between the ground and the engine. Check that your car jack is stable before using it and have another individual present if possible. If cleaning the fuel filter, only use a damp towel. Cleaning fluid can act as a contaminant, reducing optimal performance.

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