Where and how is the fuel filter changed

Tiny
MIKE53110
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  • 2004 KIA OPTIMA
Four cylinder two wheel drive automatic.

I am having a difficult time locating to the fuel filter on a my car it has a 2.4 liter engine. Could you please help me locate it and give me any tips you could to assist me in changing it? I was told it is inside the gas tank and it may or may not have an access panel. Is there a gasket I will need or is is even in the tank?
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Monday, May 11th, 2009 AT 5:15 PM

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Tiny
BLUELIGHTNIN6
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It is under vehicle mounted in the fuel rail line (pictured below).


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INSTALLATION:
Install the filter in the mounting bracket.
Connect the fuel lines to the filter.
Install the bracket nuts and tighten to 9.5 ft. lbs. (13 Nm) for 1.5L, 1.6L, 1.8L and 2.0L engines. For 2.4L engines, torque the nuts to 18-25 ft. lbs. (25-35 Nm).
Connect the negative battery cable.
Run the engine and check for any fuel leaks.

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Monday, May 11th, 2009 AT 7:05 PM
Tiny
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"It is under vehicle mounted in the fuel rail line" is that in the front or back of the car and driver or passenger side?
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Thursday, January 6th, 2011 AT 2:15 AM
Tiny
KEN
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This fuel filter location is in the rear of the car near the fuel tank on the drivers side.

Here is a guide to help you get the job done:

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

This guide will show you how to raise the car up safely.

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/jack-up-and-lift-your-car-safely

Some Kia's do not have an external fuel filter the filter is in the tank, check out these diagrams (below) Its considered a lifetime filter.

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

Cheers, Ken
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Wednesday, April 13th, 2016 AT 9:55 PM
Tiny
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Engine Mechanical problem
2004 Kia Optima 4 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 48910 miles

where is the fuel filter on a 2004 kia optima dohc
4.2L how hard is it to get to I have only one arm
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Tuesday, March 6th, 2018 AT 7:35 PM (Merged)
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The fuel filter is located underneath the chassis on the left hand side of the fuel tank.

FUEL FILTER REPLACEMENT
1.Reduce the internal pressure of the fuel lines and hoses and perform the following operations.
**Disconnect the fuel pump harness connector in the trunk room.
**Start the engine and, after it stops, turn the ignition switch to OFF.
**Disconnect the battery negative (-) terminal.
Connect the fuel pump harness connector.
2.Remove the two fitting nuts while holding the fuel filter nuts securely.
3.Remove the fuel filter mounting bolts, and then remove the fuel filter from the fuel filter clamp. Tightening torque Fuel filter fitting nut : 25 - 35 Nm (250 - 350 kg.cm, 18 - 25 lb.ft)

http://www.2carpros.com/kpages/auto_repair_manuals_alldata.htm
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Tuesday, March 6th, 2018 AT 7:35 PM (Merged)
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2004 Kia Optima 6 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 62000 miles

Where is the fuel filter located on my car?
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Tuesday, March 6th, 2018 AT 7:35 PM (Merged)
Tiny
RASMATAZ
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Its in the fuel tank
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Tuesday, March 6th, 2018 AT 7:35 PM (Merged)
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MONIKARICO
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2004 Kia Optima 6 cyl

where do I locate the fule filter needs replacement
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Tuesday, March 6th, 2018 AT 7:35 PM (Merged)
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DAVE H
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FUEL FILTER
REPLACEMENT
Reduce the internal pressure of the fuel lines and hoses and perform the following operations.
Disconnect the fuel pump harness connector in the trunk room.
Start the engine and, after it stops, turn the ignition switch to OFF.
Disconnect the battery negative (-) terminal.
Connect the fuel pump harness connector.
Remove the two fitting nuts while holding the fuel filter nuts securely.
Remove the fuel filter mounting bolts, and then remove the fuel filter from the fuel filter clamp.
Tightening torque
Fuel filter fitting nut: 25-35 Nm (250-350 kg. cm, 18-25 Ib. ft)
Fig. 287: Locating Fuel Filter


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