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Old 06-26-2013, 11:52 PM   #1
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Fuel filter location??

Hey there, I was wondering if any one can tell me the location of the "Fuel Filter" for.my jeeo wrangler 1999 2.5L. I have been having trouble starting my jeep up. It takes too long. Like 2-3 seconds sometimes 5secs unless I tap on the gas pedal a bit. Any tips besides replacing the fuel fliter to.fix this issue?? I already changed the spark plugs, oil, oil filter, and air filter..
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Old 06-26-2013, 11:54 PM   #2
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I would also like I know that, I have heard that They are up above the tank skid plate somewhere, but never confirmed it, also I heard they are somewht designed to never clog because of bathe size? Dunno though but if all this is false and it is accessible I am interested in knowing where it is so I can change mine also!

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The fuel filter is considered a 'lifetime' part that isn't easily changed. It is inside the fuel pressure regulator that sits on top of the fuel pump, the tank has to be dropped to get to it. It sits on top of the gas tank. Your problem is not caused by a clogged fuel filter, it is caused by fuel leaking down out of the fuel rail through the fuel pressure regulator/fuel pump to the tank below. The length of time it takes the engine to start is how long it takes the fuel pump to get the fuel pumped back up to the fuel rail on top of the engine that the fuel injectors plug into.

Replacing the fuel pump assembly/fuel pressure regulator is the fix. RockAuto Parts Catalog is a good source for that kind of part.

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Old 06-27-2013, 12:32 AM   #4
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The fuel filter is considered a 'lifetime' part that isn't easily changed. It is inside the fuel pressure regulator that sits on top of the fuel pump, the tank has to be dropped to get to it. It sits on top of the gas tank. Your problem is not caused by a clogged fuel filter, it is caused by fuel leaking down out of the fuel rail through the fuel pressure regulator/fuel pump to the tank below. The length of time it takes the engine to start is how long it takes the fuel pump to get the fuel pumped back up to the fuel rail on top of the engine that the fuel injectors plug into.

Replacing the fuel pump assembly/fuel pressure regulator is the fix. RockAuto Parts Catalog is a good source for that kind of part.

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Alright. Sounds good. So id have to empty out my fuel.tank so it wont be as heavy and slowly bring it down probably with the help of.a.jack.. cool cool. Great, well awesome info, its nice to know this. I had a feeling it was there cause I couldnt find. I saw a video that showed the fuel.filter on a wrangler but i believe it was 1996.. But well, now I confirmed that its the fuel pump.. ") and yes.. I know rockauto.com great place to get parts.. Thanks for your information. It saved me time and $
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