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I have a 2005 Spectra. Last time I had the oil changed at a quick-lube, I asked the guy to change the fuel filter. He said he could not do it. He said the fuel filter is located above the gas tank and that the tank would have to be lowered to replace the filter. Is this true? I have never owned a vehicle where the fuel filter required that much work. I usually have them replaced after no more than 50k miles. Is this guy right?
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Yup. In my wifes sorento it's actually in the tank.

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Yup. In my wifes sorento it's actually in the tank.
Your FILTER is inside the tank? I know that the fuel pump is frequently inside the tank on many vehicles now, but having the filter inside the tank seems ridiculous. It's a regular maintenance item. How much does it cost you to get it replaced?

Anyone know if the Spectra has the filter inside the tank?
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yes it is inside the tank but it is very easy to be replaced
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The majority of cars built over the past several years now have the fuel filter in the tank.
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Your FILTER is inside the tank? I know that the fuel pump is frequently inside the tank on many vehicles now, but having the filter inside the tank seems ridiculous. It's a regular maintenance item. How much does it cost you to get it replaced?

Anyone know if the Spectra has the filter inside the tank?
Pretty normal, most fuel injected vehicles now have one in the tank, and sometimes a finer one outside the tank. Reason for it is that gunk needs to be filtered out before running it through and ruining the pump.

Kia doesn't have a maint interval for the filter in the tank. When I asked at the dealership it sounded like they don't replace them unless there's an issue.

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Kia doesn't have a maint interval for the filter in the tank. When I asked at the dealership it sounded like they don't replace them unless there's an issue.
According to my owners manual, the fuel filter should be replaced at 37.5 months or 37.5k miles.
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According to my owners manual, the fuel filter should be replaced at 37.5 months or 37.5k miles.
I was refering to the Sorento, not my spectra

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dont hold me too it but some new cars have the fuel filter access behind a panel under the back seat? maybe not sure on the spectra5

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