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Fuel filter 05 kia optima , won't run. tried new battery, not the problem. when we jump it, it only runs for a few seconds then dies. want to check the fuel filter to see if it needs replaced. do you know where the fuel filter is?

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It depends on which motor you have, 1.5L,1.8L, 2.4L and 1.6(VIN code 5) it is inline on chasis or firewall. Guessing you already looked there, I'm assuming you have a 2.0L,2.7L or a 1.6(VIN code 3), making it tougher to find because on these particular models the only filter is in the fuel tank with the sending unit, or fuel sender as some call it. Hope this helps.

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On some occasions, this is caused by a clogged fuel filter. Replace this part first, and if you are one of the "Fortunate Few", your Kia will be fine after you change it. This is the cheapest fix, so try it first and see what happens. A fuel filter will run under 20 bucks in most cases.

If you DO need to change the fuel pump, make sure you buy a decent one, and not a super-cheap ($17-25) one online, because it will probably **** out on you after about 1000 miles. Look around the 80 dollar mark. To have a mechanic do the job, always get an estimate first. You are probably looking at between $175-200 to have a new fuel pump installed.

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