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Fuel Filter - Where is it located?


sohccammer427
04-17-2006, 12:44 PM
Anyone know where the fuel filter is located on a 2005 Aveo sedan?

Dealer states that Aveos do not have a fuel filter. I don't believe them.

Regards

sohccammer427
04-17-2006, 02:00 PM
I have found the answer to my question

On many vehicles, the fuel filter is non-serviceable (see table).
The filter is an integral part of the fuel pump module and fuel
pump regulator assembly. The filter can be serviced only by
replacement of the fuel module assembly. This process requires
the removal of the fuel tank (often one or two hours of labor)
plus several hundred dollars of unnecessary parts.
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Here is a partial vehicle list:

2003-05
Corvette
2004-05
Sierra*
2003-05
Vibe
2005
Rainier
2004-05
XLR
2006 H3 2002-05 Vue
2004-05
Malibu/Maxx
2004-05
Yukon &
XL**
2005 G6,
Pursuit***
2004-05
Escalade
2005 ION
2004-05
Silverado*
Tahoe**
Suburban
2005
Envoy,
XL & XUV
2005
Wave***
2005 Equinox,
Cobalt, Aveo,
Trailblazer,
SSR

aveo54
08-28-2006, 02:38 AM
I have found the answer to my question

On many vehicles, the
fuel filter is non-serviceable (see table).
The filter is an integral part of the fuel pump module and fuel
pump regulator assembly. The filter can be serviced only by
replacement of the fuel module assembly
. This process requires
the removal of the fuel tank (often one or two hours of labor)
plus several hundred dollars of unnecessary parts.


I don't believe the removal of the gas tank is neccesary to replace the fuel pump. I have a sedan, and there is a plastic access panel under the rear seat that just pops off, allowing replacement from INSIDE the car.

dmalou
08-28-2006, 12:56 PM
I don't believe the removal of the gas tank is neccesary to replace the fuel pump. I have a sedan, and there is a plastic access panel under the rear seat that just pops off, allowing replacement from INSIDE the car.

That' great the older models had no access from the top

sohccammer427
08-28-2006, 01:18 PM
Thanks for the info. Do you happen to have an aftermarket fuel filter mfg and part nbr?

aveo54
08-28-2006, 05:54 PM
Thanks for the info. Do you happen to have an aftermarket fuel filter mfg and part nbr?
The fuel filter is integrated into the fuel pump itself, so there is no aftermarket replacement.

A quick check on gm-car-parts.com shows just the fuel pump at $270.

http://www.gm-car-parts.com/gmautoparts.htm (http://www.gm-car-parts.com/gmautoparts.htm)

sohccammer427
08-31-2006, 09:46 AM
Ok I've got it now.

(1) The fuel filter is part of the fuel pump.

(2) But it (the fuel pump) can be replaced without removing the fuel tank from the access panel under the rear seat.

I will not replace the pump/filter unless the fuel pump dies. :)

tom3
08-31-2006, 12:09 PM
Is this for real? Is this an actual filter, or just a strainer deal? So much for an economy car huh?

ddaru_chee
09-26-2006, 08:43 PM
I actually know where the fuel filter is located. I don't know about the Aveo in your country, but I have a 2004 Aveo (Indonesia) and I once had my fuel filter cleaned in the Chevrolet dealer, I saw them unmounting my fuel filter located behind the right tyre, close to the torsion bar. It only uses a clam, so it's easy to release.

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