Where is the fuel filter to check or change

Asked by Jun 06, 2015 at 08:23 AM about the 2006 Pontiac Grand Prix Base

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Have problems starting sometimes check engine light stays on and flicks on and off
sometimes when driving as if it doesn't want to pick up and go

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It is located back by the fuel tank on the frame rail, when you go to get a fuel filter have them check the codes for you, there could be something more going on then just a low fuel flow, write them down and repost them back here and someone will jump in and help you with further diagnosis.

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All good advice, but let's get it in the right order. First check the codes, then address whatever issues are indicated by the codes, then give the care a tuneup if it hasn't had one which should include checking the fuel pump pressure and a new filter if it hasn't already been done. Hopefully that will keep you from fixing what ain't broken. Good luck.

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Sometimes engine misfire and other codes can come from the engine just being super dirty and sensors being dirty with dirt and other debris

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I have a 2000 grand prix with 96500 miles on it runs great thought I would do a tune up and replace the fuel filter was wandering we're it was located I m not having any issues just thought it would be good pre maintenance Before 100000 miles

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It’s under the car on the driver’s side just ahead of the rear wheel.

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I have a question about my car. It will cut off on me and the check engine light a flash and my gear switch will play around before shutting off I was wondering if there could be answer to why this is happening. If I sit still too long it will cut off I have a 2006 Pontiac grand prix.


Have it scanned for trouble codes. That's always the first step in diagnosing a problem like this. There is information stored in the car's computer that may guide you to the problem.

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my 04 pontiac grand prix some times has issues starting i have to give it gas for it to stay at a idle and seems to be happing more frequently is that’s from the fuel filter cuz of the shity gas we got ? or is it another problem

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also it has no engine light on it’s not throwing any codes ???

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I’d check fuel pressure. Maybe a failing fuel pump. Possibly a fuel filter problem which is easily and cheaply addressed by changing the filter. Could also be an issue with electrical connections at the fuel tank.

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