Where is fuel filter in car

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MICHAEL7
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  • 2002 NISSAN SENTRA
  • 4 CYL
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  • 140,000 MILES
Engine turns over but will not start. Like there is no gas.
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Friday, May 28th, 2010 AT 6:48 PM

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Tiny
RASMATAZ
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Lets do below for a start to determine if its fuel or spark related issue and get back asap.

Get a helper disconnect a spark plug wire or 2 and ground it to the engine at least 3/16 away from ground-have helper crank engine over-do you have a snapping blue spark? If so-you have a fuel related problem, check the fuel pressure to rule out the fuel filter/fuel pump/pressure regulator and listen to the injector/s are they pulsing or hook up a noid light. No snapping blue spark continue to troubleshoot the ignition system-power input to the coil/coil packs,coil's resistances,distributor pick-up coil, ignition control module, cam and crank sensors and computer Note: If it doesn't apply disregard it

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/car-cranks-but-wont-start

Fuel filter is in the fuel tank- part of the pump assembly. See diagrams below for changing it
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Friday, May 28th, 2010 AT 7:33 PM
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ZELLDOG93
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I was wondering where the fuel filter is on a 2002 nissan sentra gxe 1.8 I keep getting mixed answers like I need to replace the fuel pump, there is no filter, its on the back of the engine, or its in the middle of the car where the fuel lines run
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Wednesday, January 9th, 2019 AT 5:28 PM (Merged)
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WRENCHTECH
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This car does not have a serviceable fuel filter. The only one it has is built into the fuel pump assembly and is not serviced as maintenance.
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Wednesday, January 9th, 2019 AT 5:28 PM (Merged)
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ZELLDOG93
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Ok so I wouldnt be able to replace it then? Because I found a fuel filter for my car for $15
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Wednesday, January 9th, 2019 AT 5:28 PM (Merged)
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WRENCHTECH
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I doubt it's for your car and wouldn't fix anything anyway. You need to read your fuel pressure, not throw parts at it.
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Wednesday, January 9th, 2019 AT 5:28 PM (Merged)
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ZELLDOG93
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Ok I was just curious because I was reading something that said it is recommended to change the fuel filter every 30,000 miles
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Wednesday, January 9th, 2019 AT 5:28 PM (Merged)
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DEBGORDON
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Where is the fuel filter on the 2002 Nissan sentra?
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Wednesday, January 9th, 2019 AT 5:28 PM (Merged)
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RASMATAZ
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The fuel filter is located inside the fuel tank
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Wednesday, January 9th, 2019 AT 5:28 PM (Merged)
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CARLITO007
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Where is the fuel filter for this car?
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Wednesday, January 9th, 2019 AT 5:28 PM (Merged)
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04NISSAN
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I have a 2004 SER SpecV, and I thought I needed to replace the fuel filter myself as well. According to my owners manual, the sentras do not have an actual fuel filter. Almost impoosible, but I was told that it has a fuel screen attached to the fuel pump. You can call your local nissan dealer to make sure, but as far as I am told they dont have an actual canister filter as your normal car would.
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Wednesday, January 9th, 2019 AT 5:28 PM (Merged)
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PATACAKE
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Does a 2004 nissan sentra wiyh a 1.8 have a fuel filter?
I was told it does not
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Wednesday, January 9th, 2019 AT 5:29 PM (Merged)
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DOCFIXIT
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Filter is in tank generaly not replaced until pump failure comes as a unit
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Wednesday, January 9th, 2019 AT 5:29 PM (Merged)
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RACEFAN966
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It is true no fuel filter that can be replaced. It is not servicable. It is part of the fuel pump in the tank.
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Wednesday, January 9th, 2019 AT 5:29 PM (Merged)
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JDL
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My info shows the fuel filter is part of fuel pump assembly. Don't know if you can replace separately from pump? Online partsbook didn't show separate fuel filter?
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Wednesday, January 9th, 2019 AT 5:29 PM (Merged)
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Sorry guys, I would delete my post, but, at the moment, I don't know how?
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Wednesday, January 9th, 2019 AT 5:29 PM (Merged)
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LCREECH
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Hard to start car early in morning. Turn key over and over and finally crank. Checked spart plugs and they were drenched with fuel. Is it the fuel pump? I am desperate.
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Wednesday, January 9th, 2019 AT 5:29 PM (Merged)
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ZACKMAN
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If the plugs are drenched with fuel, it shows that you have fuel, so the pump is working. But the system may not maintain the fuel at the proper pressure.

Before you change any of the parts, I would get the fuel pressure tested at the rail. If it s losing pressure, replace the fuel pressure regulator.
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Wednesday, January 9th, 2019 AT 5:29 PM (Merged)
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LCREECH
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How do you test the pressure at the rail on my 2003 nissan sentra.
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Wednesday, January 9th, 2019 AT 5:29 PM (Merged)
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ZACKMAN
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You will need a fuel pressure gauge to do this test, such as Actron CP7818


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/55316_cp7818_1.jpg




http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/55316_03sentrapressure_1.jpg



http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/55316_03sentrapressure2_1.jpg



http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/55316_03sentrapressure3_1.jpg

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