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Old 10-21-2012, 02:30 PM   #1
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Fuel Filter 2005 zx3

Hi everyone

My wife has a 05 ZX3 that has been having problems starting when cold. It starts but where it used to take about one second for the car to start it is now taking about 2.5 seconds or so.

I am not real concerned about it but she is and I thought that the fuel filter may need changing since we have about 80k on it and it has not been done.

So I got a new filter and went to change it today. Everything that I have found says that the filter is either A) in the tank B) in front of the tank or C) on the passenger side near the suspension.

It is not on the right, I have followed the fuel line all the way from the tank forward. I obviously have not dropped the tank just to look for the filter.

However, in front of the tank is what looks like a plastic housing that has two hoses running into it and one nut in the front holding it in place. I pulled the nut off to see what was there but I cannot get past that. The da** thing won't move even after removing the nut.

So, my questions are where is the filter? What is the plastic housing in front of the tank if it is not for housing the fuel filter? If it is the housing for the fuel filter how do I get it off so I can replace the filter?

Thanks for reading!

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