Fuel filter location

Tiny
GDSMOPAR
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  • 2006 KIA OPTIMA
  • 4 CYL
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  • AUTOMATIC
  • 44,445 MILES
Where is my fuel filter located on my vehicle? The car is showing signs of sluggishness up hills and when I speed up rapidly; it may be misfiring caused by a fuel injector, but I would like to try changing the fuel filter first.
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Sunday, May 24th, 2009 AT 6:49 PM

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Tiny
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What size of four cylinder engine? 1.6L, 2.0L etc?
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Monday, May 25th, 2009 AT 2:11 AM
Tiny
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I have a 2.4 liter 16v DOHC four cylinder engine and cannot find the fuel filter; normally they are located near the fuel tank and did not see it. What am I missing? Your help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
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Tuesday, May 26th, 2009 AT 5:51 PM
Tiny
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Yeah, it should be near fuel tank if it is an in-line filter which is what it is listed as. Although, earlier models of the Optima had the fuel filter in the tank with the pump and sender assembly. So I would not be surprised if they have it listed wrong. May want to check there for the fuel filter. Try removing rear seat cushion to see if you have an access panel. Should be able to see sender unit from there to locate filter if it is in the fuel tank.
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Tuesday, May 26th, 2009 AT 6:00 PM
Tiny
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Thanks. The access hole is in the trunk just behind the seats you do not need to remove the seat to access it; it is in the middle with a plastic cover. Thanks again, as soon as I figure out how to open the sending unit cover I will let you know how it runs if you are interested; I am sure it just unscrews. Anyway thanks again.
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Tuesday, May 26th, 2009 AT 8:24 PM
Tiny
RUSSLJIM
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Car seems starve for fuel above 4,000 rpm's. No knowledge of filter ever having been replaced. Visual of lines from manifold back cannot find filter. Is it in the tank?
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Wednesday, September 12th, 2018 AT 6:01 PM (Merged)
Tiny
CJ MEDEVAC
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The fuel filter is part of the in-tank fuel pump in your vehicle (#2), you will need to remove the fuel tank to get to it.
Check the guide below on fuel tank removal as well as the diagrams for your specific vehicle and get back to us if you need anything else.

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-replace-an-electric-fuel-pump
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Wednesday, September 12th, 2018 AT 6:01 PM (Merged)
Tiny
WSMITH45
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Six cylinder front wheel drive automatic.

Where is the fuel filter located?
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Wednesday, September 12th, 2018 AT 6:01 PM (Merged)
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DAVE H
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The fuel filter is located on the pump assembly inside the fuel tank.
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Wednesday, September 12th, 2018 AT 6:01 PM (Merged)
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RUTHLESSJUGGALO
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I need to change my fiance's fuel filter on her car. Where is it located at?
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Wednesday, September 12th, 2018 AT 6:01 PM (Merged)
Tiny
DOCFIXIT
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In fuel tank part of pump assembly.
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Wednesday, September 12th, 2018 AT 6:01 PM (Merged)
Tiny
RUTHLESSJUGGALO
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So I have to drop the tank to get to it?
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Wednesday, September 12th, 2018 AT 6:01 PM (Merged)
Tiny
DOCFIXIT
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Yes.
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Wednesday, September 12th, 2018 AT 6:01 PM (Merged)
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DUGGY123
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Where is the fuel filter located?
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Wednesday, September 12th, 2018 AT 6:02 PM (Merged)
Tiny
RASMATAZ
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See picture below: Refer to #2.


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/12900_ff_28.jpg

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