The fuel filter is responsible for removing contaminants from the gasoline before it enters the engine. When gasoline is transported out of the refinery, it will typically pick up many contaminants and abrasive substances before it makes its way into your fuel tank. If left unfiltered, these contaminants can clog the fuel injectors and damage parts of the engine. The fuel filter itself is made from a pleated material that captures unwanted particulates and leaves behind the gasoline that powers your engine.
Signs of a bad fuel filter
- Difficulty starting the vehicle
- Engine misfire
- Low engine power
- Engine hesitates
- Engine stalling
- Engine won’t start
- Rough engine idle or stuttering
- Check engine light illuminates
Fuel filter maintenance
If you notice any of the above signs, your fuel filter may be clogged and it might be time to replace it with a fresh one. Changing your fuel filter is a part of your routine vehicle maintenance and should not be ignored. Change your fuel filter according to the manufacturer’s recommended interval for your specific vehicle.
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