Where is the fuel filter located?

Tiny
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  • 2013 KIA RIO
  • 1.6L
  • 4 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 200,000 MILES
And how do I replace it?
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Friday, March 18th, 2022 AT 6:03 PM

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Tiny
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Hi,

The fuel filter on this vehicle is mounted on the fuel pump in the fuel tank. If you look at the pics below, I included the directions for the removal and replacement of the pump and filter.

To access the fuel pump, you first need to remove the rear seat. Under the seat is a service port. See pics 1 and 2. Remove the cover to access the pump.

Remember, the fuel is under pressure, so use caution when disconnecting the fuel lines. The remaining pics are the filter replacement procedures.

Let me know if this helps or if you have other questions.

Take care,

Joe

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Friday, March 18th, 2022 AT 9:37 PM
Tiny
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Also does the throttle body need to be reprogrammed after replacement?
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Saturday, March 19th, 2022 AT 2:37 PM
Tiny
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Hi,

Do you mean the replacement of the throttle body or the fuel filter? If you are referring to the filter, no reprogramming is needed.

If you are replacing the throttle body, see the directions below in the attachment.

Let me know if this helps or if you have other questions.

Take care,

Joe

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Saturday, March 19th, 2022 AT 7:22 PM
Tiny
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I put a used throttle body on the vehicle. Are you sure it needs reprogrammed and how do I do it?
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Saturday, March 19th, 2022 AT 7:26 PM
Tiny
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Hi,

It may not. However, the directions are really simple. If you find there are any drivability issues, try the relearn process listed below.

All it requires is the following.

Turn the key to the run position (engine off) for 5 seconds. Turn the key off and then start the engine. See pic below.

Let me know what I can do to help.

Joe

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Saturday, March 19th, 2022 AT 7:57 PM
Tiny
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Right now, I have no codes, and I replaced the fuel pump with a used one and I replaced the throttle body with a used one. Still no response. It starts idles badly and shuts off. I cannot figure out why. I’m stumped. Could it be the high pressure pump under hood?
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Sunday, March 20th, 2022 AT 3:42 PM
Tiny
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Hi,

Yes, that can be an issue. Have you checked fuel pressure? There could be an issue with the pressure regulator. However, I would think that would set a code for either a lean or rich fuel mixture.

Tell me this. When it's running, do you see any dark smoke from the exhaust or odd odors?

Also, can you record it running and upload it for me to hear? That may help me. Also, you indicated "no response" above. Do you mean there was no change with the different parts or is there no response when you press the throttle?

Let me know.

Joe
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Sunday, March 20th, 2022 AT 7:36 PM
Tiny
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The symptoms are the same with replacement parts. It’s trying to run but won’t respond to the pedal and I put it to the floor, and it shuts off. It revs up a little if I push on the gas pedal but shuts off. And what code would be for regulator it may have? I'm stumped.
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Sunday, March 20th, 2022 AT 7:57 PM
Tiny
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Hi,

At this point, you really need to check fuel pressure. That will tell us if there is an issue with pressure regardless of the cause.

Here is a link that explains in general how it's done:

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-check-fuel-system-pressure-and-regulator

If you look below, I have attached the directions specific to this vehicle. The manufacturer's fuel pressure specifications are included in the directions.

Let me know what you find. The idea that it shuts off the harder you press the throttle leads me to think exactly like you. It sounds like a lack of fuel.

Take care and let me know the results.

Joe

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Sunday, March 20th, 2022 AT 8:21 PM
Tiny
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What would cause lack of fuel?
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Sunday, March 20th, 2022 AT 8:32 PM
Tiny
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Also, how do I get the line off high pressure pump if the plastic piece isn’t there to release the line?
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Sunday, March 20th, 2022 AT 8:35 PM
Tiny
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I am now led to believe it is the crank sensor.
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Monday, March 21st, 2022 AT 9:14 AM
Tiny
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Hi,

If it is the crankshaft position sensor, you will not have spark to the spark plugs. Is that happening? Also, if you have a live data scanner, it will not produce an RPM signal when cranking the engine. If there is a tachometer in the vehicle, pay attention to see if it moves a bit when cranking. If it doesn't, the sensor is my first suspect.

Or here is a link that explains how to check for spark:

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-test-an-ignition-system

If there is no spark, here is a link that explains in general how to replace the sensor:

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/crankshaft-angle-sensor-replacement

If you look below, pic 1 shows its location. The remaining pics are the directions specific to your vehicle for replacement.

Let me know what you find. Also, let me know if you have questions or if I can help in any way.

Take care,

Joe

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Monday, March 21st, 2022 AT 7:38 PM
Tiny
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The thing is, it’s affecting the TDS system and the light keeps flashing and I am told it’s the crank sensor.
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Monday, March 21st, 2022 AT 7:48 PM
Tiny
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If someone has checked the sensor and determined it is the issue, that is certainly possible. It really isn't that hard to replace. Did you note the directions above?

Also, when you say TDS system, what are you referring to? Is this a diesel?

Let me know.

Joe
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Monday, March 21st, 2022 AT 8:06 PM
Tiny
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My bad, I meant isg system.
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Monday, March 21st, 2022 AT 8:59 PM
Tiny
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Is the ISG not operating? There is an ISG off switch on the left side lower portion of the dash pad. Could that have been bumped?

Let me know.

Joe
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Tuesday, March 22nd, 2022 AT 5:31 PM
Tiny
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It only works sometimes and has been malfunctioning and I’ve been told the crank sensor has to do with it and the yellow a with the circle around it flashes and the system is malfunctioning.
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Tuesday, March 22nd, 2022 AT 6:11 PM
Tiny
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The crank sensor can prevent it from starting, but I'm not sure why it would cause an issue with the ISG. Is the person that recommends the crank sensor dependable?

I attached the directions below specific to this vehicle if you want to do it yourself. It really isn't too hard to do.

Also, here is a link that shows in general how one is replaced.

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/crankshaft-angle-sensor-replacement

Let me know.

Joe

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Tuesday, March 22nd, 2022 AT 7:52 PM
Tiny
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Because when I order the part they ask does it have the starts and stop feature which is what the isg system does and that's malfunctioning.
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Tuesday, March 22nd, 2022 AT 7:53 PM

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