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September 8, 2013, 12:22 pm

Brenda L
 

Question: Fuel Filter

I need to know where the fuel filter is located, in tank or above tank? When you idle at light and etc it jumps. Does ok when driving, has a miss but doesn't jump. Will stall if jumps hard enough. I thought might be vapor lock so though to start with fuel filter but am being told have to change pump and all, they are all one part. Don't know what to believe. Can you help me


September 22, 2013, 4:37 pm

Elizabeth K
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Problems caused by low fuel output (bad fuel pump, restricted filter, etc) show up when fuel is in high demand: hard acceleration. Not at idle.

Vapor lock causes engines not to start at all, so unless you have that symptom, that's not your problem.

It sounds like you have an idle problem, here's an article on what to do for a low idle:
http://www.2carpros.com/articles/engine-idles-too-low

And here's one for stalling at idle:
http://www.2carpros.com/articles/engine-stalls


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