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post #1 of 12 Old 03-14-2010, 06:52 PM Thread Starter
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Fuel filter change

I tried a search on Changing the fuel filter on my 01 Grand Cherokee. All I found was a post about a 96 GC filter change. It looks way different from mine. Just wondering if any special tools needed or if it just pulls off lines. Thanks in advance!

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post #2 of 12 Old 03-14-2010, 07:19 PM
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The '96 was the last year with the external filter. After that the filter is part of the fuel pump/sending unit inside the tank. Sorry.

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post #4 of 12 Old 03-14-2010, 08:09 PM Thread Starter
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That's really confusing, my parts guy gave me a part # and picture for a fuel filter for $27.99. He claimed it is under the vehicle on the driver's side by the rear wheel, at least according to his computer.
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post #5 of 12 Old 03-14-2010, 08:23 PM
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On WJ's the fuel filter is in the tank as part of the pump assy. There is also a regulator/filter that is on the underbody just in front of the tank. That's what your parts guy is showing. According to Jeep, it should last "the life of the vehicle unless there is a problem, don't replace it".
But then according to Jeep you should buy a new Jeep every year, just go ask the salesman in the Jeep showroom

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That makes a lot more sense. Glad I checked here before ordering the "fuel filter". Thanks guys!!!
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post #7 of 12 Old 03-15-2010, 03:23 AM
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Order the thing and change it. It sits right above the rear axle tucked up in there. Don't listen to what jeep says in how "it lasts the life of the vehicle" TRUST ME. I replaced mine last year for the first time and it was so clogged that I don't know how the jeep ran. I couldn't even blow through it. It ran NOTICEABLY different with the new filter. It takes some time messing with the stupid quick connect clips, but it's worth doing. It's a filter. What filter in the world do you know of that'll last for the life of whatever it's in? If it lasts that long it must not be doing too damn good of a job.
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Order the thing and change it. It sits right above the rear axle tucked up in there. Don't listen to what jeep says in how "it lasts the life of the vehicle" TRUST ME. I replaced mine last year for the first time and it was so clogged that I don't know how the jeep ran. I couldn't even blow through it. It ran NOTICEABLY different with the new filter. It takes some time messing with the stupid quick connect clips, but it's worth doing. It's a filter. What filter in the world do you know of that'll last for the life of whatever it's in? If it lasts that long it must not be doing too damn good of a job.

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It ran NOTICEABLY different with the new filter
some times you also can get unexpected stalling due to a clogged filter.
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post #11 of 12 Old 03-15-2010, 08:29 AM Thread Starter
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Looks like I'll be gettin on of those filters after all, thanks again guys!!
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some times you also can get unexpected stalling due to a clogged filter.
where the hell did that come from
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