Fuel filter location

Tiny
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Hey guys, I have a 01 Stratus SE 2.4l DOHC and I wanted to know if the fuel filter is IN the tank or is it just by the tank and around how much does a filter cost? Thanks for your help
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Thursday, September 16th, 2010 AT 4:54 AM

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Tiny
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The fuel filter is part of the fuel pump module. To remove the module you must first remove the tank, here's a guide and diagrams for this procedure

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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Thursday, September 16th, 2010 AT 5:01 AM
Tiny
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Hey rasmataz, I was told by a guy at AdvanceAuto today that they dont sell the fuel filter and that I would have to buy the fuel pump module and that is $214. I guess that new filters are in the fuel pump modules, is that right? Is there any other way of getting this done? If not I will have to get the module and about how long does it take to install the module?
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Thursday, September 16th, 2010 AT 2:56 PM
Tiny
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Double check if its replaceable w/o the module, we talking about big time money on the module-see below


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/12900_fuel_filter_5.jpg




http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/12900_fuel_filter1_1.jpg

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Thursday, September 16th, 2010 AT 5:36 PM
Tiny
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From my understanding and from what the guy told me, he pulled it up and it had unserviceable and that I had to buy the module. Also he was telling me that alot of cars are going to that now.
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Friday, September 17th, 2010 AT 8:59 AM
Tiny
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Ok I just did some calling around. I was told by a guy at another AdvanceAuto that the pump just has a strainer and that again I would have to drop that tank and put it in.I called Napa and he looked it up and told me that it is just outside the tank and has quick disconnect hoses I believe he said.
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Friday, September 17th, 2010 AT 9:18 AM
Tiny
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Ok just returned from Shell station shop. The worker lifted my car we searched and searched and could not find any type of filter outside of the tank. So does that mean the filter is INSIDE the tank and how would I go about getting a filter unless its the one that the guy at Napa showed me but it has some quick disconnect hoses and some type of mounting bracket. Is the strainer the guy from Advance told me considered the fuel filter? I dont know.
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Friday, September 17th, 2010 AT 12:17 PM
Tiny
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I replaced mine on my 1996 Stratus 4 cyl 2.4 l, it was on top of the fuel tank I had to lower the tank, not all the way and then replace, check edmunds book first, make sure tank has little gas, good luck, Declan.
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Tuesday, September 21st, 2010 AT 3:28 AM
Tiny
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Hey did it have quick disconnect hoses on yours? I'm thinking mine is different being that I have an 01.I'm going to try and get someone to lower my tank and see if it is there or actually in my tank and if so I will have to get the feul pump module.
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Tuesday, September 21st, 2010 AT 12:53 PM
Tiny
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I believe it had but am not sure, anyway why do you need to change the filter, also get that edmunds book, I like the guys at advance but that book does not lie, sometimes I call a Chrysler dealer and ask to speak to a mechanic, tell them you are a mechanic also but are wondering if there is a short cut, good luck Declan.
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Tuesday, September 21st, 2010 AT 7:14 PM
Tiny
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I am wondering where the fuel filter is located on this car and how much mechanical skill is required to replace it. I am in Europe and would like to change it out myself but I don't have access to a garage so any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks

Jason
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Monday, August 6th, 2018 AT 12:56 PM (Merged)
Tiny
ZACKMAN
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You have a fuel strainer at the end of the fuel pump assembly. Replacing the strainer requires dropping the fuel tank down, removing the fuel pump assembly, prior to getting to the strainer filter. It is not advisable to perform the work without a garage, in my opinion.
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Monday, August 6th, 2018 AT 12:56 PM (Merged)
Tiny
GRNEYEDKAT
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Where is the fuel filter located on the 98 Dodge Stratus ES
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Monday, August 6th, 2018 AT 12:56 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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The fuel filter mounts to the frame above the rear of the fuel tank. Here is a guide to show you what yoo are in for when doing the job.

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

Here are diagrams (below) showing the fuel filter location on your car

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

Cheers
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Monday, August 6th, 2018 AT 12:56 PM (Merged)
Tiny
SCHUYLER WRAGGE
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I have a 98 dodge stratus and need to know where the fuel filter is and if it is something my dad could fix?
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Monday, August 6th, 2018 AT 12:56 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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I can add that except for diesel engines, unless the fuel filter is rusted and leaking, you will never solve a running problem on a Chrysler product by replacing the fuel filter. They commonly last the life of the vehicle.
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Monday, August 6th, 2018 AT 12:56 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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2000 Dodge Stratus 6 cyl Two Wheel Drive Automatic

Where is the fuel filter located on a 2000 Dodge Stratus?
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Monday, August 6th, 2018 AT 12:56 PM (Merged)
Tiny
RASMATAZ
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Fuel Filter


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/12900_ff_24.jpg



Fuel Pump Module/Fuel Filter


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/12900_ff1_6.gif



The fuel filter mounts to the frame above the rear of the fuel tank.

http://www.2carpros.com/kpages/auto_repair_manuals_alldata.htm
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Monday, August 6th, 2018 AT 12:56 PM (Merged)
Tiny
FRANK TAYLOR
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Where is the fuel filter located
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Monday, August 6th, 2018 AT 12:56 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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Fuel filter is located on the frame, above rear of fuel tank. Fuel tank must be lowered for access to fuel filter. Fuel lines are permanently attached to fuel filter.


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/261618_Noname_55.jpg



Need removal and installation instructions? Just ask and you shall receive.

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Monday, August 6th, 2018 AT 12:56 PM (Merged)
Tiny
MSEGOVIA
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Where is the fuel filter on this vehicle?
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