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). Some cars have them and some don't depending on production date.


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/261618_1_69.jpg



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
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
CFORD302
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  • 2004 KIA OPTIMA
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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
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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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