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Fuel filter i have an 88 f150 with a 4.9 duel spits and spudders when excelerating and starts doing it when i hit 60 km. i have been underneath and cannot find the fuel filter. when i look under the truck from the fueltank there is this black cannister type thing then it goes to the what i am thinking if the fuel tank selecter switch then the lines go to the engine. could the black cannister be the fuel filter?

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  • tamr032 Aug 12, 2008

    i just went and looked again and there is no fuel filter to be found. i did notice a small fuel leak coming from the canister thingy and tightened it. if i were to put a fuel filter on the truck where would you suggest i put it?



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Fuel filter is in the frame rails under the driver seat its about 3 1/2 inches in diameter. but before you replace that how many miles are on it ? also are u sure its not a timing issue with an 88 you may have worn out ignition parts, depending on if you have a TFI distributor syetem, such as the cap/rotpr, also the moduel could be worn out. its located on the front of the distributor and it takes a 5.5 mm socket but you have to buy a speacial socket at your parts store. good luck with it i have to get back to class now

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No that canister is part of the evap system. The fuel filter is located on the frame rail, midway up the underside of the truck maybe just behind the cab. It may be time to look at the fuel pump as well, if that is the original one

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