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Old September 9th, 2003, 18:36
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leaking fuel filter?!

did an oil change on my 96XJ tonight and glad I crawled all around underneith....

i found my fuel filter leaking

the even stranger part is i just replaced it this past winter....so its not even that old!

its NOT the connections leaking, its a slow leak from in between where the 2 sections of the filter meet in the middle. really weird. wonder if there is any warrenty on it.

i always go with FRAM, but i seem to remember the auto parts store didnt have the fram so I went with the cheapo brand (looked identical to the Fram in every way).

looks like i'll have to replace that tomorrow

LESSON: Its always good to crawl under your vehicle and take a look around once in awhile!

also might be a good excuse to go with a bigger lift! (easier to get under it to check "safety" items!

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PS-has anyone ever heard of fuel filters leaking like this??
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Old September 9th, 2003, 18:40
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If it was leaking from the seam, then I would say it was a defective filter. Did it looked scraped or just rusty? If the paint was still intact, then I would say you just got a bad filter.
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Old September 9th, 2003, 18:51
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paint was still intact. no rust. no crud. I lowered it from its position (hoses still conected) and wiped it down really well with a rag. put it back up, and after dinner took a look, and its got seepage all around the seam, and a single drip forming...

guess I take this up with the Auto Parts Store tomorrow...

PITA

oh well...glad I found it
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Old September 9th, 2003, 19:49
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The same thing happened to me about a month ago. I kept smellng the faintest bit of gas around my truck. I finally crawled under and found the filter leaking. I was really pissed because it was a brand new filter directly from the dealership. I still have it sitting here with the paperwork waiting to go back. I put in an el cheapo filter and it has been working fine.
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Old September 10th, 2003, 05:56
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Where exactly IS the fuel filter located? (98 XJ w/ 4.0)
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Old September 10th, 2003, 10:00
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Where exactly IS the fuel filter located? (98 XJ w/ 4.0)
On the older models with the steel gas tanks, the fuel filter is mounted to the inside of the driver's side frame rail, just ahead of the rear axle.

On the newer ones with the plastic tank (lkike your '98), the filter is integral with the fuel pump inside the tank and is essentially non-serviceable. It gets replaced if/when you replace the fuel pump.
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One thing you may want to check is the covering on the strap that holds the filter.It is a thin rubber/plastic strip .If that is missing or worn the you have metal to metal contact and with a little vibration,road salt and water ----here comes a hole.
I used some good electrical tape to cover mine.
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