Fuel filter replacement and the location?

Tiny
ANTHONYG2
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  • 2009 HYUNDAI SANTA FE
  • 6 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
Have the vehicle listed above with a 2.7 engine. At about 6,000 miles it started to have a low zone in the acceleration (I was thinking fouled fuel injector). After a dealer visit they said they could find nothing no codes returned. Now at 17,000 I went back as it got worse. This time they said they did see evidence of a problem and we did a fuel system service, injectors etc. While it improved drivability the car now has cold starting problem, it really coughs and chugs for about 30 seconds. Otherwise runs okay. Does it need another service or is a sensor like EGR or a fuel filter replacement problem the issue?
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Sunday, February 13th, 2011 AT 1:42 PM

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Tiny
KEN L
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The fuel filter is located at the end of the fuel pump. Here is a guide to help you step by step with instructions in the diagrams below to show you how on your car:

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-change-a-fuel-filter

Check out the diagrams (below). Please let us know if you need anything else to get the problem fixed.
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Monday, December 14th, 2020 AT 3:01 PM
Tiny
FORDMANPLY2
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  • 2004 HYUNDAI SANTA FE
Where is the fuel filter located and is there more than one need to fix hard to start after filling up and running crappy when down to 1/4 of tank?
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Saturday, May 8th, 2021 AT 10:11 AM (Merged)
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KEN L
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The fuel filter is under the car near the fuel tank on the drivers side.

Here is a guide to let you know what you are in for when changing the filter out. Also there is a diagram (below) that shows where it is on your car.

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-change-a-fuel-filter

It sounds like the fuel pump is going out which will make the engine run bad when the fuel level is down here is a guide that will shoe you what you are in for when replacing the pump.

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-replace-an-electric-fuel-pump

Please let us know happens so it will help others.

Best, Ken
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Tiny
BEN HAWKSLEY
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I'm having the same issue with it shutting off while I'm driving but it starts right back up almost every time that happens. Any ideas? Please reply soon or email me at ashonthego555@gmail. Com I can't log onto my old email ave that's the one you have. Thank you
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Saturday, May 8th, 2021 AT 10:11 AM (Merged)
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KEN L
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This sound like a crankshaft sensor. Please post your new question here, you must be logged in. Make a new account with your new email.

https://www.2carpros.com/questions/new

Cheers, Ken
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JOSHUA WILLIS2
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  • 2004 HYUNDAI SANTA FE
  • 2.7L
  • 6 CYL
  • 4WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 175,000 MILES
Where is the external fuel filter location?
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Saturday, May 8th, 2021 AT 10:11 AM (Merged)
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ASEMASTER6371
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Good afternoon,

It is under the car back by the tank. I attached pictures and the procedure for you.

Under the vehicle at the left front corner of the fuel tank.

Roy

1. Reduce the internal pressure of the fuel lines and hoses and perform the following operations.
Disconnect the fuel pump harness connector in the trunk room.
Start the engine and, after it stops, turn the ignition switch to OFF
Disconnect the battery negative (-) terminal.
Connect the fuel pump harness connector.

2. Remove the two fitting nuts while holding the fuel filter nuts securely.
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ANGIEO1963
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  • 2003 HYUNDAI SANTA FE
  • V6
  • 2WD
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  • 140,000 MILES
It acts like it is not getting proper amount of fuel or more like there may be water in the filter. So I need to know where the exterior fuel filter is to check that first.
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Saturday, May 8th, 2021 AT 10:11 AM (Merged)
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SCGRANTURISMO
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Hello,

Your vehicle, if it has an inline fuel filter in addition to the the in-tank filter, will be located on the left side of the vehicle, just forward of the fuel tank. I have included fuel filter locations and graphics in the diagrams down below for you. Please go through these guides and get back to us with how everything turns out.

Thanks,
Alex
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KELLYBAGS
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  • 2003 HYUNDAI SANTA FE
  • 2.4L
  • 4 CYL
  • 4WD
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  • 115,000 MILES
My car seems to be having fuel problems and I want to change the fuel filter.
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Saturday, May 8th, 2021 AT 10:11 AM (Merged)
Tiny
ASEMASTER6371
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Good afternoon,

The filter is part of the fuel pump assembly.

It is located in the fuel tank itself. The fuel pump will need to be removed to gain access.

Roy

FUEL SENDER & FUEL FILTER REPLACEMENT
1. Remove the fuel tank cap to lower the fuel tank's internal pressure.
2. Raise the vehicle and disconnect the fuel pump connector, then remove the fuel feed and return line from the fuel pump assembly.

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3. Remove the fuel pump installation screws, then remove the fuel pump assembly from the fuel tank.
4. Remove the fuel sender & fuel filter from the fuel pump assembly.
5. Inspect and replace, if necessary.
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