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#1 (permalink) Old 11-30-2008, 03:27 PM
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Question 2007 Optima 2.4L Fuel Filter Location

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Anyone knows where the fuel filter located on 2007 Optima 4 Cylinder 2.4L?
I'm ready to change it, but like to know if accessible from under the car,
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The KiaTech web site shows that it's attached to the fuel pump assembly mounted inside the fuel tank, accessed through an inspection plate in the trunk.

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So what are you saying, you have to get inside the fuel tank to change the fuel filter!?
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So what are you saying, you have to get inside the fuel tank to change the fuel filter!?
The typical installation has a fuel pump suction strainer on the fuel pump assembly which is inside the tank, and a main filter in the fuel pump discharge line before the fuel rail - I'm not familiar with this model and don't know its specific location of the main fuel filter.

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Nope it is in the tank, there is no filter in the discharge line. The main filter is wrapped around the tank pump. If you look at the tech bulletins on the KIA tech site you can see the change procedure.
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Nope it is in the tank, there is no filter in the discharge line. The main filter is wrapped around the tank pump. If you look at the tech bulletins on the KIA tech site you can see the change procedure.
Am I crazy? I looked under the carpet in my trunk and don't see an inspection plate to remove in order to gain access to inside the gas tank. All I saw was solid metal of the trunk floor.
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I think you'll find the access cover behind the passenger side rear seat on the trunk floor.

1. Preparation
(1) Open the service cover in trunk.
(2) Disconnect the fuel pump connector
(3) Start the engine and wait until fuel in fuel line is exhausted.
(4) After engine stalls, turn the ignition switch to OFF position.
2. Disconnect the fuel feed quick-connector and the vapor hose.
3. Unscrew the fuel pump locking ring with the special service tool (SST No.: 09310-3K000) and remove the fuel pump assembly.
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ok so do we change it or let it be i have been told by the dealership that it is a long life filter and therefore not recommended that it be changed? WHAT the dealership dosent want me to spend hundreds of dollars on a fuel filter replacement!!!! if it should be changed where could i get one and really on a scale of 1-10 what would be the difficulty in changing it myself?
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ok so do we change it or let it be i have been told by the dealership that it is a long life filter and therefore not recommended that it be changed? WHAT the dealership dosent want me to spend hundreds of dollars on a fuel filter replacement!!!! if it should be changed where could i get one and really on a scale of 1-10 what would be the difficulty in changing it myself?
That's got me perplexed. If the dealer says its long life and don't change it, then I'd have to believe them. Why would they tell you this unless it's true? Of course they want to make money on you. In the service manual though it does state to change it. I forget the intervals, but it was more frequently than every 50k miles from what I do remember. I'm at 45k miles now and keep thinking it's overdue. Now that the dealer told you not to change it I'm thinking maybe I should let it slide until 100k miles.

What is the cost at the dealership to change it?

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From the Kia website:

37,500 miles / 30 months
Engine oil
Engine oil filter
Fuel filter

I guess I'll be changing it very shortly as I'm approaching the 37.5k mark. Just want everything to be in accordance with the maintenance schedule so as Kia can't back out of the warranty if a problem arises within the fuel system. Can't believe it will be much of a job.
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