Fuel filter?

Tiny
MAXIMAHELP
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  • 2005 NISSAN MAXIMA
  • 6 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 95,000 MILES
The car jerks at slow speeds (shifting from 1, 2, 3) pulling and stoping. The rpm rises to high levels when u press easy to prevent the jerking. When the car sits up for over 3 days, it drives find without jerking, but after a while the jerking stops. The car has been taken to a transmission place, they say its the engine mounts not the transmission. Service saids its the fuel filter, but no fuel filters available, the entire fuel pump system has to be replace. Not mind paying for the service to be done as long as it solves the problem. WHAT WRONG WITH MY CAR?
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Tuesday, July 8th, 2008 AT 6:04 PM

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Tiny
KHLOW2008
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Hi maximahelp,

Don't think is the engine mount, trans or fuel filter.

Most probably it is electrical, could be the fuel pump electrical, intermittent contact.

Understand Nissan have some problems with the fuel pump wires in tank, check that out, pull with a little force against the wires and see if it breaks off. The wires are quite stiff so it can be in position but the wire is broken and provides intermittent contact.
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Wednesday, July 9th, 2008 AT 4:58 AM
Tiny
KMELTON2007
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  • 2000 NISSAN MAXIMA
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2000 Nissan Maxima 6 cyl Wheel Drive Type unknown Automatic 112000 miles

On a Maxima is the filter an In Line Fuel Filter?
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Tuesday, April 23rd, 2019 AT 5:11 PM (Merged)
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RACI47
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Yes it is generally located right next to the brake booster chamber and on the firewall
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Tuesday, April 23rd, 2019 AT 5:11 PM (Merged)
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MERRALEEL
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  • 2000 NISSAN MAXIMA
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2000 Nissan Maxima 6 cyl Automatic 135000 miles

A mechanic recently told me that I need to do something about my fuel filter, he said it could be cleaned out. Is it ok just to clean it out or should it be replaced? The car sometimes doesn't want to start and I have to try a few times before it actually does start.
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Tuesday, April 23rd, 2019 AT 5:11 PM (Merged)
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ZACKMAN
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You don't have a replaceable fuel filter. All you have is a fuel strainer inside your gas tank.
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Tuesday, April 23rd, 2019 AT 5:11 PM (Merged)
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STEVE W.
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There is a filter built into the pump, however the description sounds more like a failing pump as a filter would act differently. It's not that hard to replace as there is an access panel to the pump under the back seat. Remove the seat then the cover, release the fuel lines and disconnect the wiring. Remove the screws and lift out the pump. Be careful of the fuel level sender and it's float. Then remove the filter from the pump. Reverse the process to install the replacement. However if you are doing all this because the car sometimes doesn't start you would likely be better off replacing the entire pump. Especially if it has a lot of miles on it. Don't go cheap on a replacement as many of the aftermarket units don't seem to last.
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Tuesday, April 23rd, 2019 AT 6:46 PM

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