How to Locate the Fuel Filter on a 2001 Mitsubishi Galant

On most modern vehicles, the fuel filter is mounted along the frame rail underneath the vehicle. Generally, accessing and replacing the fuel filter requires the vehicle to be hoisted or raised off the ground. This is not the case in the 2001 Mitsubishi Galant. Its fuel filter is easily found in the engine compartment. While locating the fuel filter is simple, keep in mind that removing it or replacing it can be tricky, even dangerous, if you aren't familiar with the process.

Step 1 - Shut the engine down and open the hood. Lift the hood rod and secure it to the hood for support.

Step 2 - Walk to the passenger side of the engine compartment. Examine the area around the firewall in the rear of the engine compartment.

Look for a cylindrical device with multiple lines attached to it. The device is the Galant's fuel filter. The lines attached to it are the fuel lines.

TIPS: It helps to know what a fuel filter looks when trying to locate it. See the Resource section for a photograph of a fuel filter, if you aren't sure what the device looks like.

WARNINGS: Replacing the fuel filter is not recommend for persons inexperienced in auto repair. The fuel system is under intense pressure. Consult a professional mechanic for replacement.

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