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.The fuel filter (1) is located in the primary fuel tank module. The paper filter element traps particles in the fuel that may damage the fuel injection system. The filter housing is made to withstand maximum fuel system pressure, exposure to fuel additives, and changes in temperature.
Fuel Pump and Sender Assembly - Primary
At the rear of the vehicle, inside the fuel tank, on the right side
The 2005 Saturn Vue has the fuel filter built into the fuel pump module. there is no need to replace this filter, this filter is a lifetime filter. it will last as long as the fuel pump does, it only get replaced when the fuel pump is replaced, you can not buy a fuel filter for this year or model car, the pump is located inside the fuel tank. I will enclose a picture of the fuel pump module that sits inside the gas tank. hope this helps good day.
The fuel filter is built into the fuel pump in the tank. To replace the fuel filter the fuel pump has to be replaced. For this the tank must be dropped. It is common for that fuel filter to go out and the fuel pump still be good. I don't know what the heck vehicle designers thing of when they do such things.
On 1991-97 models, the system
pressure regulator is mounted on the end of the fuel rail that feeds the
injectors. the Fuel Filter is under hood, driver side, rear side of
strut tower, mounted on side of frame rail in fuel line.
For 1998-2002, all models have a new Returnless fuel system, which
makes the pressure regulator an integral component of the fuel filter,
which is mounted below the vehicle near the fuel tank.
How to Replace a Fuel Filter DIY & Save up to $123.86 (Complexity: Moderate / Time: 1.4 hours)
Parts: 1. Fuel Filter - $115.14
Tools: 1. 3/8 in. Drive Ratchet - $7.55 2. Hose Pincher - $5.84 3. Flare Nut Wrench - $5.53 4. Flat Head Screwdriver - $3.14 5. Socket Set
Steps: Step 1 Open the hood and locate the fuel filter. If the fuel filter is not in the engine compartment, follow the fuel line from the tank until the fuel filter is located. - Tip: Safety Tip:Always wear safety glasses when working on your vehicle. Wear other personal protective equipment (PPE) when necessary, for example latex gloves or safety shoes.
Step 2 If the fuel filter has a clear case, inspect the filter element for dirt.
Step 3 If the fuel filter case is not see-through, remove it from the fuel line. Drain the fuel from the filter into a container and inspect the condition of the fuel. - Tip: Caution: Before removing fuel lines or fuel related parts, make sure that the fuel pressure is relieved from the vehicle fuel system. To relieve the pressure in fuel injected systems, remove the fuel pump fuse and run the engine.
Step 4 Install the new fuel filter making sure that the flow is in the correct direction. The arrow on the fuel filter is the direction of flow from the tank to the engine.
Step 5 Secure the lines back onto the fuel filter. If applicable, reinstall the fuel pump fuse.
Step 6 Start the engine and check for fuel leaks.
Step 7 Test drive the vehicle to check for a rough running engine, hesitation, or lack of power.
Hope thats help (remember rated this help). Good luck.
you need to locate leak quickly and fix.this is a fire hazard look under hood check for gas leaks around fuel pressure regulator.and fuel lines going to fuel injectors.also go to rear of car under where gas tank located and check fuel lines around fuel tank and fuel filter for leaks.
hello. the fuel filter is inside the tank.it's part of the fuel sending unit.there usually good for 100,000 miles.if you wan't the fuel filter changed you have to drop the gas tank and replace the fuel sending unit.