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Where is it located? The fuel filter. My 2003 KIA sorrento will not accelerate up hills. Either hwy or city. On level ground it is fine. Is the fuel filter possible my proble. AGain if so, where is it located. Is this something I can replace myself.

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For Kia Sorento 2003-2005 the fuel filter is located inside the fuel tank and is replaced with the fuel pump as an assembly.

Fuel Pump - Removal & Installation

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions at the beginning of this section.
  2. Remove or disconnect the following:
    Rear seat Access cover Fuel pump electrical connector
  3. Relieve the fuel system pressure.
    Fuel lines Fuel pump and filter assembly
To install:
  1. Install or connect the following:
    Fuel pump and filter assembly Fuel lines Fuel pump electrical connector Access cover Rear seat
  2. Start the engine and check for leaks.

Hope helped with this (remember rated this help) Good luck.

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Dealer said not to replace fuel filter unless fuel pump goes out, is this correct?

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Hi zebrademuth,The main fuel filter is located below the car on the driver side by gas tank, or in the engine compartment by the firewall on the driver side and below brake master cylinder.
The following pictures are showing the location of fuel filter .

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