This could be a few things. First, even though you hear the pump, it may not have the pressure needed to keep the car running. You should check your fuel pressure. Also, I need you to check the power to the coil. See if you're only getting power when the key is in the start position and then loosing it when it's in the run position.
There is no external fuel filter only the one in the tank with the fuel pump. The pump must be removed to change it. It is considered a lifetime filter.
Here is a guide that can help
It sounds more like a crankshaft angle sensor that is going out.
Friday, December 19th, 2008 AT 10:58 PM