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Where is the fuel filter on a 1997 gmc sierra w/ 5.7 l engine? Thanks

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The fuel filter is located along the frame rail on the drivers side.
Look under the truck about were the drivers seat is located, and you will see it mounted in a bracket. For safety, remove negative battery terminal before replacing.
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Posted on Jul 18, 2009

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That in-line filter is along the driver side inner frame rail underneath. Look in about the area of the door handle and go under the vehicle.FYI there is a sock which is an inlet screen mounted to the in tank fuel pump which technically is a filter.

Posted on Jul 18, 2009

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Fuel filter is undercarriage on drivers side along chassis tide to the chassis

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SOURCE: fuel pump fuse located on 1997 gmc sierra

The fuse is actually a Relay Switch and its located in the Fuse Relay Center on the driverside of the engine compartment. The Black Box is labled Fuse Relay Center, the diagram on the cap displays which Relay is the Fuel Pump relay...the Relay switch is usually $8-$15 depending on where you shop

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check fuse and fuse panel connections

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SOURCE: fuel filter location for 1997 gmc sierra truck v8

Underneat the truck by the drivers door.

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