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Old 09-28-2010, 07:30 PM   #1
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I want to replace my fuel filter, and i have no idea where it is. i was told once there are inline so u never have to replace them and i also bought a hynes repair manual and it doesn't clearly say where the filter is. so help any one, where is the damn filter??
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Its inside fuel tank
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its part of the feul pump module.
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alright that makes sense. thanks
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Its called the Strainer. like 10bucks.
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Woh wait a minute, I think the above posters are thinking of the wrong filter.
My 96 cherokee does have an inline fuel filter and all the other jeeps I have owned also had inline filters. It should be located on the drivers side just in front of the rear wheel. It is mounted to the inside frame rail and is the size of a soup can. Your local autoparts store should carry it for around $10 or less. Check the package, it should have clamps and new 2 inch long hoses to replace the old ones. I usually change my filter every 50,000 miles.
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Woh wait a minute, I think the above posters are thinking of the wrong filter.
My 96 cherokee does have an inline fuel filter and all the other jeeps I have owned also had inline filters. It should be located on the drivers side just in front of the rear wheel. It is mounted to the inside frame rail and is the size of a soup can. Your local autoparts store should carry it for around $10 or less. Check the package, it should have clamps and new 2 inch long hoses to replace the old ones. I usually change my filter every 50,000 miles.
They changed it in 97.
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they did change it in 97. And it requires replacing the complete pump assembly...a few hundred bucks or more
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they did change it in 97. And it requires replacing the complete pump assembly...a few hundred bucks or more
And a pain in the *** to do.
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97 and 98 have one inside the fuel tank. 90 bucks http://www.4wd.com/productdetails.as...0&partID=55471
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just replaced mine on my 98 xj.45 minute job..pretty straight forward..you have to remove the tank.Took care of my eratic fuel gauge and hard starts..starts right up now and gauge is spot on.http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Spect...item2563810ca5
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Above posts are right that it is part of the "fuel pump assembly" located inside of the tank.

The assembly consists of the fuel pump, regulator (with check valve), filter.

You can replace any of the components individually, but I "usually" recommend replacing the entire assembly when you have the gas tank down. When one component fails, the others may not be far behind. I specifically seek out Bosch replacement assemblies.
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just replaced mine on my 98 xj.45 minute job..pretty straight forward..you have to remove the tank.Took care of my eratic fuel gauge and hard starts..starts right up now and gauge is spot on.http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Spect...item2563810ca5

45 Minutes? to drop the tank, replace the unit and re-install the tank? That's pretty impressive! I'll probably be doing this in the next couple of weeks as well. I have the eratic fuel gauge as well, and after 13 years of service, I think getting the fuel filter changed out might not be a bad idea either.

that pump on Ebay, does it come with new gaskets as well?

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I took the plunge, order the complete assembly from Ebay.
Arrived today. Took me 45 minutes to drop the tank. Not bad considering how rusty some of the bolts/nuts were.

anyway, replacing the pump assembly is pretty straight forward. It's held in place with one huge retainer ring. I've been battling it out with this stupid ring for the last 90 minutes. Can't get it to on straight. The pump assembly comes with a new rubber gasket/seal and as far as I can tell all the measurements are identical to the old one. You need to carefully guide the pump into the tank, make sure the gasket/seal sits properly, and then screw this large (plastic) retainer ring in place. Or so is the theory. I've given up after about twenty attempts. Got dark. I'll try again tomorrow evening. Might need a second set of hands or so.

The filter on these fuel pump assemblies are a bit of joke. On the old one it had come off and was pretty clogged.

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