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My car won't turnover. It seems to me like it may be a fuel filter or pump issue. I don't have the money to have a pro look at it this close to christmas, and I wanted to try to fix it myself, but not sure where eithr are located. Help please

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The fuel pump is located under the car close to fuel tank its has two wires and fuel lines running to it and the filter is under bonnet usually a small clear to white looking canister with a hose either end

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First check or just replace the fuel filter. Usually located under the car in front of the rear axle, drivers side.
Next, the fuel pump may be worn out. Usually they get loud or stop working (running).
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First check or just replace the fuel filter. Usually located under the car in front of the rear axle, drivers side.
Next, the fuel pump may be worn out. Usually they just stop working (running).
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