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Unread 01-06-2009, 09:20 AM   #1
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Fuel Filter question

Thanks.

I also went through the manual and I noticed that there is no mention of replacing the fuel filter. Did I read that correctly or did I just miss that? My previous car (a Ford) required a new one every 30k if I recall correctly.

Also, what is an autotension drive belt?

I've got so much to learn! :-)

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Unread 01-06-2009, 04:59 PM   #2
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The fuel filter mounts inside the fuel pump module and is a non-serviceable part. The Fuel Pump Module is located inside the fuel tank.

The serpentine belt has an auto tensioner. Its a spring loaded flat pulley that the back side of the belt rides on. Pretty common on serpentine belts.
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The fuel filter mounts inside the fuel pump module and is a non-serviceable part.
What!!!? Then, How the fuel gets clean? Is there another "cleaner" that cleans it?
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To change the fuel filter you have to change the fuel pump. It's all one unit.
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To change the fuel filter you have to change the fuel pump. It's all one unit.
So, when it is recomended to change the fuel filter? Do you need to remove the fuel tank to do it?
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Just like a water pump, oil pump, starter and many other items that are not on "Maintenance Schedules" A or B that list up to the first 120,000 miles you replace as necessary, i.e. when it breaks or quits working.

Yes you will need to drain the fuel tank and drop it when the time comes.
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Just like a water pump, oil pump, starter and many other items that are not on "Maintenance Schedules" A or B that list up to the first 120,000 miles you replace as necessary, i.e. when it breaks or quits working.

Yes you will need to drain the fuel tank and drop it when the time comes.
Oh, I see. Good info gramps, thanks.
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Oh and the fuel pump questions should be in another thread. FYI. the fuel pump and filter is inside the tank and is accessed by removing the rear seat and removing a plate from the top of the fueltank opening the fuel tank and exposing the guts.

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Oh and the fuel pump questions should be in another thread. FYI. the fuel pump and filter is inside the tank and is accessed by removing the rear seat and removing a plate from the top of the fueltank opening the fuel tank and exposing the guts.
Good info on the accessibility!
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