Fuel filter?

Tiny
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Where is the fuel filter on my 2006 dodge caravan?
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Tuesday, August 26th, 2008 AT 6:45 AM

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Tiny
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Hello,

The fuel filter is attached to the inlet of the fuel pump this guide will give you an idea of how to change it out with diagrams below to show on your car

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

and

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

Check out the diagrams (Below). Please let us know if you need anything else to get the problem fixed.
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Tuesday, August 26th, 2008 AT 9:51 AM
Tiny
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When at a stop sign as I give the van acceleration there is a couple seconds delay or hesitation and then the van will go. 2? First does this sound like a good place to start by replacing the fuel filter and 2 I have been told that this filter on this van is hard to change. Thanks tim
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Thursday, December 17th, 2020 AT 8:40 AM (Merged)
Tiny
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That is a good place to start, but they are a pain because they are on the top of the fuel tank. THe tank needs lowered to access it. As far as your concern, I would check fuel pump pressure first. If it is within spec, then the filter isn't the problem.

Here is a how to for checking fuel pump pressure. You will need a pressure gauge, but most parts stores will lend them to you.

https://www.2carpros.com/how_to/how_to_check_fuel_pressure.htm

Let me know what you find.

Joe
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Thursday, December 17th, 2020 AT 8:40 AM (Merged)
Tiny
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I think I may have a clogged fuel filter. After I get gas my car will stall most times and have to be restarted but is fine after that.
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Thursday, December 17th, 2020 AT 8:40 AM (Merged)
Tiny
KASEKENNY1
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Hi,

Your fuel filter is in the tank as part of the pump. Plus this is normally not a plugged filter. This is normally raw fuel in the vapor canister. You actually have two canisters but the way these work is that when you fill the tank and under normal operation there is vapor put off by the tank. That vapor is captured rather than put off into the atmosphere for emissions reasons and better fuel mileage.

When the PCM calls for it, the purge valve opens and allows this vapor stored in the canister into the engine. If there is raw fuel in there then too much vapor comes in and it stalls the engine or makes it run rough. This normally happens most after fueling because when it is filling up that is when then most amount of vapor is put off into the system then when you start the vehicle and the purge is opened it dumps all this fuel and vapor into the intake.

I would suggest removing the canister and seeing if there is raw fuel in them. If there is, replace them and the purge solenoid because once these have fuel in them the charcoal breaks down and causes the purge to stick.

Let me know what you find and we can go from there. Thanks
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Thursday, December 17th, 2020 AT 8:40 AM (Merged)
Tiny
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Hello,

The fuel filter for your vehicle is part of the fuel pump module which is located in the fuel tank. I have included factory instructions for the removal and installation of the fuel pump module for your vehicle in the diagrams down below. Please go through this guide and get back to us with how everything turns out.

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Alex
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Thursday, December 17th, 2020 AT 8:40 AM (Merged)
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How to replace fuel filter 2006 dodge caravan
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Thursday, December 17th, 2020 AT 8:40 AM (Merged)
Tiny
JACOBANDNICKOLAS
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You're not going to like this. It is only replaceable as part of the fuel pump module (in the tank)
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Thursday, December 17th, 2020 AT 8:40 AM (Merged)
Tiny
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Fuel leaking from sending unit.
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Thursday, December 17th, 2020 AT 8:40 AM (Merged)
Tiny
SCGRANTURISMO
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Hello,

This sounds like your vehicle's fuel pump module's o-ring gasket has failed. There is a rubber o-ring gasket that goes where the fuel pump locking ring is that seals the fuel tank where the fuel pump module goes. In the diagrams down below I have included the factory guide for the removal and installation of the fuel pump module which will incorporate how to replace the o-ring gasket. Please go through it and get back to us with how everything turns out.

Thanks,
Alex
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Thursday, December 17th, 2020 AT 8:40 AM (Merged)
Tiny
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Okay, I posted pictures changed hose connection thought it was that still no change. Can anyone tell me anything else?
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Thursday, December 17th, 2020 AT 8:40 AM (Merged)
Tiny
SCGRANTURISMO
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Hello again,

Please double check the o-ring and make sure that it is seated properly. Also ensure that the snap ring is tightened all the way down. You usually have to tap it in place with a rubber mallet and a plastic wedge. Try not to use anything metal, or if you have to use anything metal to tap it in place, do it very carefully and avoid any sparks, obviously because you are working around fuel. If it is still leaking, then the fuel pump module itself must have a crack in it allowing the fuel to get through. Also double check the fuel line connections at the the fuel pump module. Make sure that they are tight and that there are no cuts in the lines themselves. Please get back to us with what you are able to find out.
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Thursday, December 17th, 2020 AT 8:40 AM (Merged)
Tiny
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Where is the fuel filter located
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Thursday, December 17th, 2020 AT 8:41 AM (Merged)
Tiny
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It is located inline from the fuel tank and the engine, folow the fuel lines from the gas tank and you should see it, plain as day.
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Thursday, December 17th, 2020 AT 8:41 AM (Merged)
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Can you tell me where the Fuel filter on a 2004 Dodge Grand Caravan is located? Thank you.
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Thursday, December 17th, 2020 AT 8:41 AM (Merged)
Tiny
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You have to drop down the fuel tank
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Thursday, December 17th, 2020 AT 8:41 AM (Merged)
Tiny
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I have dropped the tank but did not see any lines that matched the replacement filter. Is it inside the tank?
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Thursday, December 17th, 2020 AT 8:41 AM (Merged)
Tiny
BMRFIXIT
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The fuel filter is replaceable only as a part of the fuel pump module

if what you have has long fuel lines it is for an older model year
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Thursday, December 17th, 2020 AT 8:41 AM (Merged)
Tiny
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It has 3 lines for "IN, OUT, and RT". The same fuel filter is shown for the 2003 and 2004 model. Is this the correct filter? Thank you.
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Thursday, December 17th, 2020 AT 8:41 AM (Merged)
Tiny
BMRFIXIT
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If you don't have nothing on top the fuel tank then its the wrong one
you dont need to replace the filter and you dont have one
its part of the fuel pump
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Thursday, December 17th, 2020 AT 8:42 AM (Merged)

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