There's a lot of things that can cause a crank, but failure to start. Don't start with the least common and most expensive one. Also, other than on a diesel truck, you will never solve a running problem on a Chrysler product by replacing the fuel filter. They typically last the life of the vehicle unless they get so old they start to leak from rust.
What do you mean by " this has happen before"? Do you mean sometimes it won't start but sometimes it will, meaning we're looking for an intermittent problem, or you had a crank but no-start before that was diagnosed and repaired? If so, what was the solution?
You should hear the hum of the fuel pump for one second after turning on the ignition switch. If you do, the pump is working and is not the cause of the no-start. Have you checked for spark while cranking the engine? Have you checked for diagnostic fault codes?
We don't get involved with repair costs here because there's way too many variables. We don't even know what is needed yet.
Tuesday, July 30th, 2013 AT 8:22 PM