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Fuel Pressure Regulator 2002 Santa Fe

After a lot of research, I am very certain that the problem with my Santa fe's hard starting and fuel smell (and possibly the bad fuel mileage) is the fuel pressure regulator. It looks like a pretty easy fix on most vehicles. I can not find a diagram of the Santa Fe. Does anyone have any tips for a financially strapped girl who has started doing her own mechanical work. Either where I can find a diagram or some more advice before I dig in? I have been able to do everything I have done on my vehicles so far but usually have some kind of guide for dummies. Any help would be appreciated!
My vehicle is a 2002 hyundai santa fe, v6 2.7 liter, 99000 miles, just purchased. Everything else is running great.

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Hi, again,when you go to the parts department,why not ask to see the microfish diagram,it will show you exactly where it fits....or even get a haynes manual,then you could really get your hands dirty.
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