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Car won't start. no fuel to inlet side of fuel filter under car

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  • yarnell5 Aug 05, 2008

    2002 cavalier: turns over,has spark,replaced fuel pump and fuel filter. Starts sometimes may have to waite over nite?

  • Anonymous Aug 05, 2008

    the fuel pump is shot need to have it replaced had the same problem doing 40 went to 0 in five seconds and no fuel to the motor no sound from the gas tank where the fuel pump is.



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Fuel pump relays can go bad and cause this to happen i went through it once. also check fuse box maybe blown fuse if there is one

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How do i change a fuel filter on this model

the fuel filter is located under the car along the frame once found the inlet side has a plastic line and clip push line towards filter and then depress sides of clip and slowly pull off filter gas will leak out of filter and line then remove filter from mounting bracket and loosen the hex line with a flare wrench 16mm if OE filter the nut size on filter is 20mm some replacements are 19mm but you can hold this with a crescent wrench spin out and remove line reassembly start and run car and check for leaks.

May 11, 2014 | 2002 Cadillac Deville

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Where is fuel filter on a 2001 intregue

    • Open the hood to access the engine compartment. Locate the fuse panel behind the battery. Open the relay cover and locate the fuel pump relay. The cover will have a diagram to pinpoint the exact relay.
    • 2Pull the relay out of the fuse panel and place it to the side. Start the car and allow it to idle until it stalls out. This will depressurize the fuel system.
    • 3
    • Locate the fuel filter underneath the car directly under the rear driver side door. The filter will be a foot in front of the fuel tank.
    • 4Unscrew the outlet side with an open-end wrench. Use a second wrench to hold the stationary nut on the filter; this will prevent the filter from turning. Pull the fuel line away from the filter.
    • 5Squeeze the clip on the inlet side by hand and pull off the inlet pipe of the fuel filter. Pull the fuel line away from the fuel filter.
    • 6Unbolt the filter from the mounting bracket to release the filter. Replace with the new filter. Tighten the mounting bracket with a socket wrench.
    • 7Push the inlet line onto the fuel filter by hand. The line will lock in place.
    • 8Screw the outlet line onto the fuel filter by hand. Tighten with a wrench to ensure the line is secured. Use a second wrench to prevent the filter from turning.
    • 9Insert the fuel pump relay into the fuse panel. Close the fuse panel cover back onto the fuse panel.
    • 10Turn the ignition to the "run" position and hold for three seconds. This will engage the fuel pump to prime the line. Turn the key off and repeat again. Attempt to crank the car to circulate the fuel into the fuel line.
    • 11Allow the car to idle for five minutes. Inspect for any fuel leaks before turning off the car.

Nov 30, 2012 | Cars & Trucks

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My nissan patrol 88 gq won't start after sitting

there is a filter in the injector pump, under the inlet line. could be blocked.

also try cracking the injector line and cranking the car to bleed the lines.

Sep 30, 2012 | Cars & Trucks

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I have a 99 mercury mountaineer and it ran out of gas after I put gas in it its like the truck just won't kick thegears ovr do u think I need a new fuel filter or a whole fuel tank

Your problem may be one of the following:
First check or just replace the fuel filter. Usually located under the car in front of the rear axle, drivers side.
Next, the fuel pump may be worn out. Usually they just stop working (running).
Next, check the fuel pressure regulator. Usually located on the front fuel rail, drivers side.
Is the vacuum line attached? Not leaking or rotted?

You dont need another fuel tank. Running a vehicle out of gas allows any trash or goo to get in the fuel system. Trash mostly is trapped at the pump inlet screen and in the filter. GOO can make its way into the injectors. Throw in a bottle of injector cleaner. A sure indication of a bad fuel pump is an audible constant change in rpm's. It sounds like it's changing gears.

Aug 02, 2011 | 1999 Mercury Mountaineer

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Hello there, here are a few key notes to assist you:
  • Open the hood for access to the engine compartment. Depressurize the fuel line by pulling the fuel pump relay. The relay is located in the fuse panel under the hood behind the battery.
  • Start the truck and allow it to stall. The fuel system is depressurized. Insert the relay back into the fuse panel.
  • Locate the fuel filter by tracing the fuel lines coming out of the fuel tank. The filter will be located a foot from the tank under the truck on the driver side.
  • Unscrew the inlet and outlet lines by loosening the fuel line with a line wrench. Hold the filter in place by holding the nut on the filter with a second line wrench.
  • Pull the filter out of the mounting bracket by sliding it out and away from the bracket.
  • Slide the new filter into the mounting bracket. Ensure the arrow on the filter is pointing toward the front of the truck, as it designates the direction of fuel flow.
  • Screw the inlet and outlet lines onto the filter by hand. Tighten with a line wrench. Use a second line wrench to hold the filter still while tightening.
  • Start the truck by turning the ignition to the "Start" position. Hold the key in this position for two seconds to allow the fuel pump to push fuel through the lines. Repeat this until the truck starts.
  • Allow the truck to idle while inspecting the filter for any leaks. Inspect around the filter and the fuel lines.
Good luck...

Jan 21, 2011 | 1999 GMC Sierra

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Where is the fuel filter located?

Here ya go....on the frame....

Common fuel filter mounting

  1. Relieve fuel system pressure.
    1. Remove or disconnect the following:
    2. Quick-connect fitting at the inlet of the fuel filter
    • Threaded fitting at the outlet side of the fuel filter.
    NOTE Have a container available to retrieve any fuel remaining in the filter.

    • Filter from the mounting bracket
  • To install:
    1. Install or connect the following:
      • Fuel filter into the mounting bracket and torque the bolt to 15 ft. lbs. (20 Nm)
      • Quick-connect fitting on the inlet side of the filter
      • Threaded fitting to the outlet side of the filter and using a back up wrench, torque the outlet nut to 22 ft. lbs. (30 Nm)
      • Negative battery cable
    2. Turn the ignition to the ON position for two seconds then turn the ignition OFF for 10 seconds. Turn the ignition ON and check for leaks.
    3. Turn the ignition OFF and check for leaks.

    Apr 26, 2010 | 2002 Chevrolet Impala

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    Where is fuel filter located on 98 sidekick 4dr auto 4wd 4cyl?

    1. Raise the vehicle. Check to make sure the supports are safe and secure. Take a drain pan and several clean shop rags to mop up any spilled fuel.
    2. Crawl under the right side of the vehicle between the front and back wheels. Set the drain pan under the fuel filter to catch any fuel that drains from the lines.
    3. Press the fuel line clamp tabs with a pair of pliers and detach the fuel lines from the fuel filter. Slide the clamp down both fuel lines away from the fuel filter while maintaining pressure on the clamp.
    4. Note the position of the fuel filter inlet and outlet nipples before removing the fuel filter. Remove the lower clamp bolt and loosen the clamp adjusting bolt. Remove the filter from the mounting clamp. Lift the fuel filter out of the mounting clamp.
    Install the Fuel Filter:
    1. Work under the vehicle. Slide the new filter into its mounting clamp. Tighten the adjusting bolt until it's snug. Turn the filter in the clamp so that the inlet and outlet nipples are in the same position as before removal. Tighten the adjusting bolt. Put the lower clamp bolt in position. Tighten it securely.
    2. Connect the outlet hose to the top filter nipple. Connect the inlet hose to the lower nipple. Push the fuel lines up over the nipples as far as possible. Compress the fuel line clamp tabs and slide the clamp up each line until it is secure over the nipple.
    3. Position the clamps at least 1/4 inch from the connected end of the fuel lines, making sure the clamps are set over the nipples. Start the engine and allow it to idle. Check for fuel leaks and make the necessary adjustments. Turn the engine off. Lower the vehicle.
    Oh and if you missed it, filter is attached with a bracket to a crossmember in front of the fuel tank on the passenger side.
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    Apr 10, 2010 | 1998 Suzuki Sidekick

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    Fuel filters possibly blocked where are they located


    If equipped with an Electronic Fuel Injected (EFI) engine, you must first release the fuel system pressure, before removing the fuel filter.

    The fuel filter on all models is a disposable plastic unit, located at the rear of the engine compartment. The filter should be replaced at least every 24,000 miles (38,647 km). A dirty filter will starve the engine and cause poor running.

    It's the little one, in this diagram:

    Locate the fuel filter on the left (driver's) side of the engine compartment. Place a container under the filter to catch the excess fuel.
    1. Loosen the hose clamps, then disconnect the inlet and outlet hoses from the fuel filter. Make certain that the inlet hose (bottom) doesn't fall below the fuel tank level or gasoline will drain out.
    2. Pry the fuel filter from its clip and replace the assembly.
    3. Position new hose clamps, if necessary, then connect the inlet and outlet lines. Make sure that the closest edge of each hose clamp is 1⁄8 in. (3mm) from the end of the hose before tightening. NOTE: Ensure that the screw does not contact adjacent parts.
    4. Start the engine and check for leaks

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    Nov 13, 2009 | 1988 Nissan Pulsar

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    Engine wont start starts when carb cleaner sprayed into air inlet but doesnt seem to be getting fuel no blower motor also no blinkers no flashers could be missing a hot that controls relays for these items...

    take off fuel filter and turn key on to see if fuel comes out of fuel line there maybe more than 1 filter check on firewall under hood and under car will be close to frame about midwase of car body on left or right side

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