Fuel filter location

Tiny
TDHUPP
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  • 1997 TOYOTA CAMRY
  • 4 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 170,000 MILES
My car has recently began dying while sitting at a stoplight or if I go below 10 mph. Also, when I accelerate it seems to not have much power. It's almost like it stutters. I need to replace the fuel filter and have use a bottle of the Lucas Oil Tune Up in a Bottle. While Tune Up in a Bottle seemed stop the problem for a couple days, it has since come back.
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Tuesday, December 22nd, 2009 AT 8:18 AM

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Tiny
KHLOW2008
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Hi tdhupp,

Thank you for the donation.

Seems you have an idling problem and mostly such problems arises when the throttle body and Idle Air Control valve gets clogged with dirt. This would reduce the amount of air getting past the throttle body thus the erratic idling and stalling.

I would suggest getting the throttle body and IAC cleaned and idling speed readjusted. Check the spark plugs and wires as well.
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Tuesday, December 22nd, 2009 AT 8:42 AM
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RAM 84
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  • 1996 TOYOTA CAMRY
  • 2.0L
  • 4 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 170,000 MILES
The car starts and drives but will not get up to speed shifts ok just very little power and no smoke or anything else like that. I'm thinking fuel filter or pump or even injectors if not that spark plugs
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Friday, January 3rd, 2020 AT 10:10 AM (Merged)
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SATURNTECH9
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Any codes in the computer?Have you had the exhaust checked for excessive back pressure?
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Friday, January 3rd, 2020 AT 10:10 AM (Merged)
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RAM 84
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Auto zone read it as a misfire and was told by macanic that engine would need replaced just seeing if anyone has any ideas. Have not checked exhaust what is an easy way to no that
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Friday, January 3rd, 2020 AT 10:10 AM (Merged)
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SATURNTECH9
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How bad does it miss?Why did they say you needed a engine?To check back pressure on the exhaust you need to run a back pressure test. Best to have a exhaust shop do that.
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Friday, January 3rd, 2020 AT 10:10 AM (Merged)
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JOAT
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  • 1996 TOYOTA CAMRY
  • 4 CYL
  • FWD
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  • 160,000 MILES
The car stopped dead in traffic. It wont restart. I have (since then) changed the alternater, distributer, plugs, plug wires, roter, and ignition coil. It will turn the belts but no fire. Checked the fuel filter- no fuel in it. I checked the fuel pump but could not get very good readings with my multimeter. So at this point I am baffled. I need help please.
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Friday, January 3rd, 2020 AT 10:10 AM (Merged)
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ZACKMAN
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You are at the right path. Unplug the fuel pump connector. Probe positive to B+ connector on the wiring harness, black to ground. Turn the key ON. If you have voltage, pump is bad.
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Friday, January 3rd, 2020 AT 10:10 AM (Merged)
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JOAT
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Thanks. I'm replacing it soon
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Friday, January 3rd, 2020 AT 10:10 AM (Merged)
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ZACKMAN
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Sure thing.
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Friday, January 3rd, 2020 AT 10:10 AM (Merged)
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JOAT
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Replaced it and still nothing except that now I can smell fuel. Ugh. What else could it be?
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Friday, January 3rd, 2020 AT 10:10 AM (Merged)
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MAX SANTA CRUZ
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  • 1995 TOYOTA CAMRY
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Fuel filter on 95 camry
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Friday, January 3rd, 2020 AT 10:10 AM (Merged)
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ZACKMAN
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Did you test the voltage as I asked? You also need to check fuel pressure at the fuel rail. For this, you will need a fuel pressure gauge. Did you check fuel pump fuse and possibly relay?

If you smell fuel, you may have a problem with the EVAP system, possibly the EVAP solenoid.
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Friday, January 3rd, 2020 AT 10:10 AM (Merged)
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RASMATAZ
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The fuel filter is mounted on the driver side of the engine compartment, below the charcoal canister.
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Friday, January 3rd, 2020 AT 10:10 AM (Merged)
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MICHELLEL
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  • 1994 TOYOTA CAMRY
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  • 203,000 MILES
I bought this car 1 week ago did great then all the sudden I am at a stop light and it dies waited about 20 minutes car starts up fine but I keep having this problem it dies sometimes when I come to a stop or am slowing down. I have changed fuel filter, distrubutor cap still same problem. What could this be
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Friday, January 3rd, 2020 AT 10:11 AM (Merged)
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WILLIAM OLIVER
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You can do 2 things one clean the idle control valve or replace the idle control valve and gasket and hit the road w/ no more problem. The best way to clean the idle is removing the trottle body assy and remove the idle control valve clean it with carburator cleaner. Or a trettle body cleaner.
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Friday, January 3rd, 2020 AT 10:11 AM (Merged)
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TURUCA
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  • 1994 TOYOTA CAMRY
  • 4 CYL
  • FWD
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  • 224,000 MILES
I have a 1994 Camry V4 2.2L and I turn on the car and about a few minutes later like ten minutes the car just turns off. The engine just stops. I try turning on again and nothing. Seems like something got hot.
Alternator is new and Fuel pump was just replaced and the fuel filter too and the Distributor and batter is good too.

Help! Thanks!
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Friday, January 3rd, 2020 AT 10:11 AM (Merged)
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RASMATAZ
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Pick your symptoms below check and test it and get back with some testing results

Cranks but no start condition:

Get a helper disconnect a sparkplug 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, Do you hear the fuel pump come On when you turn key on? If not check fuel pump fuse and fuel pump relay if so, 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.

No crank at all/nothing/nada when key is engage to starting position

Could be a blown fusible link, the starter, starter relay, clutch switch/park and neutral switch/transmission position switch and ignition switch assuming the battery condition and connections are good. Note:If it doesn't apply disregard.
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Friday, January 3rd, 2020 AT 10:11 AM (Merged)
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TURUCA
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The car starts but after ten minutes it turns off or the engine shuts down or stops running. I have to let it cool down before it starts again and then again only ten minutes it last so its got to be some sensor that is not working or heats up. I will check the sensors too and well I took it to Autozone and the check engine light was on and the guy got the code 12 which is the knock sensor. Well I dont think that is the problem because that engine light has been on for quite sometime like a year or so more.
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Friday, January 3rd, 2020 AT 10:11 AM (Merged)
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RASMATAZ
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Check and monitor the fuel pressure before it stalls out this will tell you if its coming from the fuel pump
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Friday, January 3rd, 2020 AT 10:11 AM (Merged)
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TURUCA
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Fixed it was a faulty Distributor. I had a re-manufactured and well OEM is the way to go. I had OEM before when it first went out.

NEW NEW NEW people and shop ebay. Cheaper.
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