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My 98 dodge caravan has a loss of power and dies when stopping

My van started to tug a bit at first, then it started slipping or missing when I tried to accelerate. Now I can't run the AC and drive or it will die out. The fuel gauge doesn't work right at 1/8 of a tank and lower, but notice it isn't tugging at the engine so much when the gas tank is fuller. I also noticed sometimes after it dies out the cruise control light is on??? I was thinking maybe fuel filter? If so where is the fuel filter located on a 3.3 liter 98 dodge caravan? Under the hood, or inside the gas tank and last idea I had was next to the tank by the rear wheel??? Please let me know.

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Filter is mounted directly above the pump module on top of the fuel tank. You may have to drop it down a little bit to change it. Also check the fuel pressure with a good gauge while it's running poorly and see if it's out of spec.

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