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When driving the car it runs as if there is water in the fuel it is very sluggish. How do I check the fuel filter?

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Hi you have to unplug the fuel pump relays in engine fuse box (the 2 green bigger square ones) then start the car and let it run until it dies, that will release pressure then just unclamp the hoses on either side. Once this is done tip upside down into a container to see if it contains water or best bet is just to replace it anyway as they are cheap.

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