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If the fuel filter was clogged would that stop my car from starting

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YES, no fuel, no start. It can also damage fuel pump.

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Clogged fuel injectors
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If your fuel filter has not been changed in a while (couple years), start with this. It is fairly easy to change. The fuel filter is under the car near the the driver's side rear door.
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