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How to replace fuel filter on 2001 Elantra?

I looked around and removed the rear seat, opened the cover and removed the fuel pump and took it completely apart. I did not find a fuel filter inside, so I reassembled everything. Now I have a replacement OEM fuel filter and don't know where it fits........

I have changed these before, but never on a hyundai, so if someone could help, would appreciate it.

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  • cusinc Aug 10, 2008

    can you tell me where the fuel filter ls located on a 2001 elantra that is not inside the fuel tank ?

  • Anonymous Mar 29, 2014

    Removed inlet manifold, cam cover removed resealed 4off fuel injectors and refitted . Reassembled all components. Attempts to start and no more.

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I have a 2003 hyundai elantra that will not excellerate immediatly, it hesitate to move forward, only moving very slow. it will not go up hills, even a 3 degree slant, it will back up fine, please help.

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How to replace fuel filter on 2001 Elantra? - 914bdac.gif FUEL FILTER REPLACEMENT
1. Reduce the internal pressure of the fuel pipes and hoses by completing the following operations. a. Disconnect the fuel pump harness after removing the rear seat cushion. b. Start the engine and after it stalls, turn the ignition switch OFF. e10b6d7.gif c. Disconnect the battery negative (-) terminal. d. Connect the fuel pump harness connector. 2. Remove the bolt connecting the fuel line with the fuel filter. Cover with a shop towel to avoid gasoline from splashing. 3. Remove the fuel filter mounting bolt, then remove the fuel filter from the fuel filter clamp. 4. After replacing the fuel filter, check for fuel leaks

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Fuel filters on my '01 Elantras have always been in the tank as part of the fuel pump/sending unit assembly. The typical can-type fuel filters sold by local parts stores are nowhere to be found. When purchasing one from a dealer, however, they have been large plastic filters that basically wrap around the fuel pump. Changing them isn't difficult, but there is a little o-ring in the old filter that must be removed from it's rather difficult to access connection point where the pump connects to the filter in order for the vehicle to start after replacement. I'm almost embarrassed about the amount of time it took me to figure that out.

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