Fuel filter location

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MCBUTLER
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  • 1998 DODGE RAM
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  • 156,274 MILES
How do I change a fuel filter on a 98 dodge ram pickup 1500 series 6 cyl engine
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Monday, March 28th, 2011 AT 10:03 AM

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Tiny
KEN
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The fuel filter is located at the top of the fuel tank. Here are some diagrams of where the filter is located in the tank. (Below)

It is with the pressure regulator.

Please let us know if you need anything else to get the problem fixed.

Cheers, Ken
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Wednesday, August 23rd, 2017 AT 12:58 PM
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JARED13SBS
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1998 Dodge Ram V8 Four Wheel Drive Automatic 124500 miles

How do you change the fuel filter from inside the gas tank?
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Wednesday, August 23rd, 2017 AT 12:59 PM (Merged)
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JDL
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Hi, not sure which filter your talking about? If strainer that is on the end of fuel pump? You'll have to drop the gas tank and remove fuel pump assembly.

There is a regulator/fuel filter on top of the fuel pump assembly, not in the tank. Don't know if you can reach without dropping the tank?
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Wednesday, August 23rd, 2017 AT 12:59 PM (Merged)
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JAMES596
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1996 Dodge Ram 6 cyl Two Wheel Drive Manual 163, 00 miles

how do you change the fuel filter on a 1996 dodge ram 1500 pickup
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Wednesday, August 23rd, 2017 AT 12:59 PM (Merged)
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JDL
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Welcome, the filter is part of regulator assembly, sits on top of fuel pump module.


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/170934_dodge_fuel_filter_1.jpg

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Wednesday, August 23rd, 2017 AT 12:59 PM (Merged)
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GALEHORN
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It's backfiring and losing power and I want to change the fuel filter. Where is it?
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Wednesday, August 23rd, 2017 AT 12:59 PM (Merged)
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HMAC300
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Look by the fuel tank on frame
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Wednesday, August 23rd, 2017 AT 12:59 PM (Merged)
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CREATURES6942
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How do I find and change the fuel filter on 1986 dodge ram?
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Wednesday, August 23rd, 2017 AT 12:59 PM (Merged)
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CARADIODOC
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Location depends on which engine you have. It's next to the fuel pump. Loosen the clamps, slide off the hoses and slide them onto the new filter. It won't solve anything. Except for diesel engines replacing the fuel filter on Chrysler engines is a waste of money. They last the life of the vehicle unless something very unusual happened.
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Wednesday, August 23rd, 2017 AT 12:59 PM (Merged)
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CREATURES6942
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To: Caradiodoc, Thanks, I'm sure you're right about the filter, but thought I would check that first. It turned out to be the pump. I appreciate the help.
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Wednesday, August 23rd, 2017 AT 12:59 PM (Merged)
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BUD0529
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Is the fuel pump and filter located on top of the gas tank on a 1998 dodge ram 2500 reg cab (5.9 360)?
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Monday, December 31st, 2018 AT 8:03 AM (Merged)
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SERVICE WRITER
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YEah, nice place huh? You'll need to drop the tank to get the pump out. The filter/regualtor assy is on top on the module fuel pump module.


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/30961_zfilt_1.jpg

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Monday, December 31st, 2018 AT 8:03 AM (Merged)
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STEVE MLADY
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Where is the fuel filter on a 318 emgine located
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Monday, December 31st, 2018 AT 8:03 AM (Merged)
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CH112063
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The fuel filter is in line on the pressure side of the fuel system. It is near the fuel tank, mounted on the frame, you can follow the larger fuel line back from the engine, or out of the fuel tank to locate it. On every 98 318 injected truck, you must de-pressurixe the system before replacing any component in the system and use care for your eyes. I always recommend disconnecting the negative battery cable for safety. Ok Joe
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Monday, December 31st, 2018 AT 8:03 AM (Merged)
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JSWAIN
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I thought the fuel filter on those trucks was just a sock, or mesh screen, inside the gas tank around the fuel pump?
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Monday, December 31st, 2018 AT 8:03 AM (Merged)
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CH112063
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Hello, every tank does have an initial screen to protect the pump internal parts, a screen, or sock as it is called. But unless your truck has something different, the filter is in the 5/16ths pressure line(8mm) a couple yards down toward the engine. It is a 36,000 mile change recommended. Never saw one without one because of the cost of injector and engine damage under warranty. OK It has the fittings you use a push in tool(pliers) for. OK Steve. Maybe they ran out of them and changed it. New to me. Put one on friday. Good truck. If you haven, t had pump(fuel) problems good. There were some problems with the in tank pumps, but I only see the bad ones so I would not be too concerned.
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Monday, December 31st, 2018 AT 8:03 AM (Merged)
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MJARNOLD
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Where is the fuel filter located? I would like to change
I have been told that this could be my problem. Truck runs welll and at times is will run very rough.
When I rep it up it clears.
Thanks
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Monday, December 31st, 2018 AT 8:03 AM (Merged)
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The fuel filter/fuel pressure regulator is located on top of fuel pump module.


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/12900_fuelfilter_1.gif

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Monday, December 31st, 2018 AT 8:03 AM (Merged)
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BARBQTIM
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Where is the Fuel Filter located on a 2002 Dodge Ram 1500 pickup with 5.9 litre engine
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Monday, December 31st, 2018 AT 8:04 AM (Merged)
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RASMATAZ
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Fuel filter/Pressure regulator is located on the top of the fuel pump module.
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