where is the fuel filter located

Asked by Nov 30, 2008 at 01:52 PM about the 1996 Plymouth Breeze

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

3 Answers

On the Cirrus, Stratus, Breeze and Sebring convertible, a frame-mounted fuel filter is located on the frame rail, above the rear of the fuel tank. Here is some information from a repair guide... Fig. Fig. 1: Location of the fuel filter on the frame rail (1) and above the fuel tank (2). Note the use of quick- connect fittings (3) Remove: -Properly relieve the fuel system pressure, as outlined in Fuel System of this repair guide. -If not already done, disconnect the negative battery cable remote connection at the left strut tower. -From inside the trunk, disconnect the fuel pump module wiring jumper from the main body harness. The 4-pin electrical connector is located underneath the mat on the left side of the trunk, near the base of the shock tower. Locate the body grommet for the jumper near the bottom of the rear seat. Push out the grommet and route the jumper completely through the hole in the body. -Loosen the fuel filler cap slowly, then remove it to release the pressure in the fuel tank. -Raise and safely support the vehicle. Place a transmission jack, or equivalent support device underneath the fuel tank. -Place an approved fuel container, with at least a 16-gallon capacity, under the fuel tank drain plug. The drain plug is located on the bottom left edge of the fuel tank. Remove the plug and drain the fuel. -After the fuel is finished draining, install the plug and tighten to 32 inch lbs. (3.6 Nm). -Remove the driver's side fuel tank strap. Loosen, but do not remove, the passenger side fuel tank strap just enough to allow the filler neck to contact the rear suspension crossmember. -Place a shop rag below the fuel line connections to catch any fuel spill. Disengage the quick-connect fittings from the fuel pump and the fuel filter. Refer to Fuel System for information regarding quick-connect fittings. -Remove the fuel filter from the vehicle. To install: -The fuel lines are permanently attached to the fuel filter. The ends of the fuel supply and return lines have different size quick-connect fittings. The larger quick-connect fittings attach to the large nipple (supply side) on the fuel pump module. The smaller fitting connects to the small nipple (return side) on the fuel pump module. -Apply a thin coating of clean engine oil to the fuel filter nipples, then attach the quick-connect fuel lines. Refer to Fuel System for details. -Carefully raise the fuel tank into position and install the retaining straps. Install the front bolts first, then the rear bolts and tighten to 250 inch lbs. (23 Nm). As the fuel tank is being raised, install the fuel pump module wiring harness grommet into the body. -Carefully lower the vehicle, and connect the fuel pump module wiring harness. -Fill up the fuel tank. -Connect the negative battery cable.

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