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Location of the fuel filter on a 2004 Kia OPtima

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Location of the fuel filter on a 2004 Kia OPtima
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Car
Expert:  Eric replied 7 years ago.



I just need the engine size - either 2.4L 4cyl, or 2.7L 6cyl. Will make a difference on location

Expert:  Eric replied 7 years ago.



On the 2.7L engine, the fuel filter is inside the fuel tank and only needs to be changed if the fuel pump assembly is being serviced


Fuel Sender and fuel Filter Replacement
1.Remove the fuel tank cap to lower the tank's internal pressure.
2.Disconnect the harness connector from the fuel sender.
3.Remove the fuel tank module installation screws, and then remove the fuel sender assembly from the fuel tank.


On the 2.4L engine, it is located just in front of the fuel tank on the right side of inner frame


.Remove the two fitting nuts while holding the fuel filter nuts securely.
3.Remove the fuel filter mounting bolts, and then remove the fuel filter from the fuel filter clamp.

Tightening torque Fuel filter fitting nut : 25-35 Nm (250-350 kg·cm, 18-25 lb·ft)

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