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Unread 09-18-2009, 11:50 AM   #1
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Fuel Filter Change?

How often should you change the fuel filter? And how much should it cost?

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Unread 09-18-2009, 01:08 PM   #2
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How often should you change the fuel filter? And how much should it cost?
Hey There,

I thought this would be in the manual, but this is all I could find in the manual about the fuel filter:



Spoke to the parts dept of my dealer to get the MOPAR part # and was told that there is no replaceable filter for the Jeep. It's part of the fuel module (or fuel pump unit) and is not serviceable.

Anyone else with experience or knowledge of the fuel filter??

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Unread 09-18-2009, 01:24 PM   #3
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Spoke to the parts dept of my dealer to get the MOPAR part # and was told that there is no replaceable filter for the Jeep. It's part of the fuel module (or fuel pump unit) and is not serviceable.

Well that sounds like an expensive alternative to what is normally an inexpensive replacement....
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Unread 09-18-2009, 02:13 PM   #4
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I dont know how much it should cost but I had a dodge dakota which the fuel filter was in the tank and it cost $250-$300 for a new filter (filter was in the fuel pump...and had to replace it all) that was just for parts, I had to pull the bed to remove the tank to get it all changed, it was fun...... (local dealership told me it was going to be about $1,300 to have it done there)

My chevy Z71 cost about $5 and took about 5 min....
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Unread 09-18-2009, 02:22 PM   #5
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My 2002 Intrepid doesn't have a replaceable fuel filter either....just the sock attached to the fuel pump too...I have 183K miles on it with no problems.....so far anyway.......must be a Chrysler thing.

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Unread 09-19-2009, 06:42 AM   #6
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the fuel filter is part of the fuel pump assembly and is replaced with the pump. when the pump fails!
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Unread 09-19-2009, 08:56 AM   #7
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the fuel filter is part of the fuel pump assembly and is replaced with the pump. when the pump fails!

thank you. thats different that my last vehicle which was a mustang
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Unread 09-19-2009, 10:06 AM   #8
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You can had a in line fuel filter,lots of people just relocate it under the hood just before the fuel rail,you can always with the proper fitting use an after market fuel pump to,as long is use the proper flow rate .
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Unread 09-19-2009, 10:40 AM   #9
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The way i see it is jeep (chrysler) spent millions on R&D. if they put the fuel filter where is was working the best in the pump assembly. So why screw with their R&D and put one near the rail. leave it alone and when its time to replace the pump it comes as an assembly. DO NOT ADD AN EXTERNAL FILTER!
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Unread 09-19-2009, 11:23 AM   #10
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The way i see it is jeep (chrysler) spent millions on R&D. if they put the fuel filter where is was working the best in the pump assembly. So why screw with their R&D and put one near the rail. leave it alone and when its time to replace the pump it comes as an assembly. DO NOT ADD AN EXTERNAL FILTER!


Thank you for your advice.
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Unread 09-19-2009, 11:48 AM   #11
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An external filter would do nothing as long as the fuel was passing through the one inside the pump. The internal pump filter would still eventually clog and fail while the inline filter would likely remain clean.

An inline filter would only make sense if it pre-filters the fuel going into the pump preventing its eventual demise.
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Unread 09-19-2009, 11:54 AM   #12
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My 2002 Intrepid doesn't have a replaceable fuel filter either....just the sock attached to the fuel pump too...I have 183K miles on it with no problems.....so far anyway.......must be a Chrysler thing.

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I'd say its more like a stupid thing But hey, the bankrupt engineers must know better. My ZJ had an external filter under the jeep, near the tank.
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Unread 09-19-2009, 12:25 PM   #13
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yeah but your zj was fuel filter/pressure regulator!
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Unread 09-19-2009, 04:13 PM   #14
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there are already 2 filters actually in the tank, one built into the fuel pump module and one on the bottom of it.

even with just one in the tank wth you think adding an external would do?

now go look for the a/c filter
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Unread 09-19-2009, 05:58 PM   #15
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never realized that the filter was on the pump.....still its somehow strange i find, guess still have lots to learn about the jeep world.
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