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Location of fuel filter on a 1996 jeep country and does this take a special tool to remove old one.

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I have a 96 Cherokee Sport, 4.0 L Automatic.
My mechanic showed me the fuel filter is bolted to the left of the fuel tank on the unibody frame rail. Access is very easy. It looks like a coffee can; slightly smaller, with a hose in each end. But the rubber hose had deteriorated under the extremely rusted metal clamps, which meant I needed an extra length of rubber hose. Kind of a pain.

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It is actually INSIDE the gas tank. Replacing it requires draining and removing the fuel tank, removing the access panel on top of the tank. You will also find the fuel pump in this location. You might as well replace it if you have gone to the trouble of removing the tank.

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