Fuel filter location

Tiny
MO MANNING
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  • 2005 CHEVROLET MALIBU
  • V6
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  • 221,400 MILES
Hi I need to change my fuel filter can you help me?
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Wednesday, September 7th, 2016 AT 6:41 PM

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Tiny
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The fuel filter is in the tank here is a guide to help you see what you need to do to change it out with diagrams below to show you 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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Wednesday, September 7th, 2016 AT 10:39 PM
Tiny
JAKESTEINHOLD
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What do I do after I change the fuel filter to get car running again
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Tuesday, June 11th, 2019 AT 2:08 PM (Merged)
Tiny
WRENCHER1
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Nothing, it will start right up after a short crank if there are no other problems. If it doesn't, it has other issues.
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Tuesday, June 11th, 2019 AT 2:08 PM (Merged)
Tiny
2CARPROS-ARCHIVES
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How do you take off the fuel filter cover? I unloosen the gas line and the bracket screw, but it still won't come down.
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Tuesday, June 11th, 2019 AT 2:08 PM (Merged)
Tiny
HMAC300
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That is all part of the pump module assy. And the tank has to beremoved to get that best to leave alone.
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Tuesday, June 11th, 2019 AT 2:08 PM (Merged)
Tiny
BUCSFAN5
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  • 2004 CHEVROLET MALIBU
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IM trying to change the fuel filter on my 04 Malibu but want2make sure IM @the right spotoh & I want 2make sure I pull the right fuse
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Tuesday, June 11th, 2019 AT 2:08 PM (Merged)
Tiny
ASEMASTER6371
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Back by the fuel tank in the front.
Compare the new filter to the old one to be sure.

Roy
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Tuesday, June 11th, 2019 AT 2:08 PM (Merged)
Tiny
BUCSFAN5
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Okay, so if where I'm looking would it be behind the tank? Do I have to move the gas tank it kind of looked like I may or it would be easier.
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Tuesday, June 11th, 2019 AT 2:08 PM (Merged)
Tiny
ASEMASTER6371
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No, it is in front of the tank. No, you do not move the tank, it is tight, just take your time.

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Tuesday, June 11th, 2019 AT 2:08 PM (Merged)
Tiny
BUCSFAN5
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OK well Ima tiny gal so my hands should fit. What about the fuel fuse? I only c a fuse4 "injury" is thy the fuse I pull?
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Tuesday, June 11th, 2019 AT 2:08 PM (Merged)
Tiny
TOMTOAD
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I was having problems with the engine surging during acceleration and loss of power. I suspected the fuel filter and replaced that.
Now the car will not start at all. It'll turn over, but there is no fuel pressure. Roommate listened for whirring from the fuel pump and he can hear it running. I disconnected the fuel filter to make sure nothing is blocking it.
Any ideas on what could be wrong?
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Tuesday, June 11th, 2019 AT 2:08 PM (Merged)
Tiny
RHALL77
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Is the security light blinking. If it is turn the key off for 10 seconds. Crank the start real quick and see if the light starts to blink. When it does leave the key on and wait for the light to go out. About 10-30 min. When it does go out, turn the key off for 10 seconds, then try to start it.
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Tuesday, June 11th, 2019 AT 2:08 PM (Merged)
Tiny
ASEMASTER6371
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It should be marked fuel pump.

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Tuesday, June 11th, 2019 AT 2:08 PM (Merged)
Tiny
BUCSFAN5
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Hmm okay.
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Tuesday, June 11th, 2019 AT 2:08 PM (Merged)
Tiny
BUCSFAN5
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Please forgive me for bugging you some more. Now I'm looking at the fuse box diagram and it is not labeled. I promise I did not see fuel pump. Everything but fuel pump.
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Tuesday, June 11th, 2019 AT 2:08 PM (Merged)
Tiny
GENICE
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I've bought the fuel filter and the little tool to make replacing it easier. Just can't seem to figure out how to get the filter off. Do I have to remove the gas tank to get to it?
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Tuesday, June 11th, 2019 AT 2:08 PM (Merged)
Tiny
ASEMASTER6371
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Relieve fuel system pressure. Refer to Fuel Pressure Relief Procedure.
Raise the vehicle. Refer to Lifting and Jacking the Vehicle.
Disconnect the quick-connect fitting at the inlet of the fuel filter. Refer to Quick Connect Fitting(s) Service (Plastic Collar).
Disconnect the threaded fitting at the outlet of the fuel filter.
Drain any remaining fuel into an approved gasoline container.

You will need a 13/16 open end wrench, a 5/8 line wrench and a good pair of pliers.

Roy
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Tuesday, June 11th, 2019 AT 2:08 PM (Merged)
Tiny
FANK4
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Car has been trouble free until now. All of a sudden the car will not start. I try one time and does not start, turn the key off, try again and it starts right up. I know the fuel filter has never been changed so I thought I would start there. Any other suggestions.
Thanks in advance
John
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Tuesday, June 11th, 2019 AT 2:08 PM (Merged)
Tiny
BLACKOP555
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YES that would be a good place to start, after that let me know how it goes.

If still does it post back and we will go through some checks.
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Tuesday, June 11th, 2019 AT 2:08 PM (Merged)
Tiny
SILVEREST
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2003 Chevy Malibu 143000 miles

I need to know how to get the clamp off of the fuel line side of the filter, that is without breaking it off? I can get it open, but can't figure out how to get it off.
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