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Unread 05-01-2007, 01:38 PM   #1
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Fuel Filter 99 4.0 Cherokee?? 159.98 for the filter alone?

Someone in another post said that changing the fuel filter on my cherokee was a cheap and easy job. I went to Advance Auto, and they did not stock a fuel filter. I went to Autozone, and was told it was part of the fuel pump in the tank and not to mess with it. People at Autozone have a history of being retarded. Now I am on the phone with Murrays and it's 159.98. This does not sound cheap, or easy.

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Unread 05-01-2007, 01:58 PM   #2
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2) out of breath or lean misfire at highway speeds is a fuel delivery problem. First start is your $10 fuel filter, a 10 minute repair for your year. If you can't get enough fuel volume OR pressure, a lean misfire is easy enough to cause. Change out the filter, it needs it anyways...besides, the crud that comes out will amaze you....
This is the post I am referring to
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I also checked on the fuel filter for my 2000 Cherokee 4.0L. I was told the same thing about the fuel filter being part of the fuel pump. Turns out its true. Guess Chrysler wants you to only replace the filter when the pump goes bad. The price you where quoted may be for the whole fuel pump assembly or it was the wrong part.

Here is a picture of the parts catalog I have for my 2000 Cherokee which shows Item 4 being the fuel filter as part of the fuel pump.

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There are two filters in the pump module. They can both be replaced without replacing the fuel pump. You can get them both at Advance Auto for about $15 for both and are listed as strainers not filters.

Make sure you buy both of them because they are sold separately.
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There are two filters in the pump module. They can both be replaced without replacing the fuel pump. You can get them both at Advance Auto for about $15 for both and are listed as strainers not filters.

Make sure you buy both of them because they are sold separately.

Do you have to drop the tank or anything? I don't know anything about jeeps, any pointers would be greatly appreciated!
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Unread 05-01-2007, 02:33 PM   #7
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Do you have to drop the tank or anything? I don't know anything about jeeps, any pointers would be greatly appreciated!
Yeah, you do. It sucks but it was worth it. Fixed my hard starting and stalling around corners problem. It's also a good time to clean out everything inside the tank.

This is the write-up that helped me a LOT when I did mine. It's for changing the pump but will give you a good idea on what has to be done.

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Yeah, you do. It sucks but it was worth it. Fixed my hard starting and stalling around corners problem. It's also a good time to clean out everything inside the tank.

This is the write-up that helped me a LOT when I did mine. It's for changing the pump but will give you a good idea on what has to be done.
Wow, that looks like a lot of not fun! Thanks for the write up, I'm going to tackle it this weekend.

I went back to Advance Auto and asked for a fuel strainer, but they did not have them. I'm gonna try a few more stores, I have a random intermittent low RPM miss that I am trying to track down, and this is on my list of things to check.
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Unread 05-01-2007, 08:30 PM   #9
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Advance Auto does have them. Here is a link to them on their site. Write down the part numbers and take it to them.

http://www.partsamerica.com/ProductL...+Electric+Pump

Some of the guys at Advance don't know what they are doing.
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well i work at auto zone and my jeep has the strainer....and also an external filter that runs along the frame....it was a factory filter....most of them have them...hope i was of help
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Advance Auto does have them. Here is a link to them on their site. Write down the part numbers and take it to them.

http://www.partsamerica.com/ProductL...+Electric+Pump

Some of the guys at Advance don't know what they are doing.
Yeah, most of the people at mine are complete idiots. The only one I deal with anymore is an older lady who knows her stuff.
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heres the external one mine has

http://autozone.com/selectedZip,0634.../selectZip.htm
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well i work at auto zone and my jeep has the strainer....and also an external filter that runs along the frame....it was a factory filter....most of them have them...hope i was of help
Yeah and you have a '92 the OP has a '99. Lots of design changes between those years.
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Yeah and you have a '92 the OP has a '99. Lots of design changes between those years.
oh....i didnt know they changed the fuel system
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oh....i didnt know they changed the fuel system
Yeah BIG changes in the fuel system. '99 doesn't have a return line, the pump, filter and Fuel pressure regulator are all right on top of the tank.

Just a little knowledge for the next customer you help out.
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