I'm getting mixed answers. Is there a replaceable fuel filter for this model and if so where is it located. I'm told it's in the fuel tank. The dealer wouldn't change it out at 15,000 miles, the guy said it's in the tank and we dont mess with it until it goes out. But I'm told its only a screen located in the tank and there is nothing to change? Anyone else have this issue. No check engine light came on either time the car stalled. Mileage.. 115,000.
Car stalled out 2x, both on hot 100+ degree days. Vapor lock or fuel pump/filter? on 2003 Hyundai Santa Fe
by elk in High Rolls Mountain Park, NM on August 05, 2010
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ANSWER by dandd on August 05, 2010
The Fuel Filter is in the gas tank, so it is not a service item. If your vehicle is stalling out when hot, check the codes, there may be a Crank Sensor or Cam Sensor or some other sensor over heating and 'acting up'. Do you ever have a Check Engine Light on? It will be a big help to pull any codes for that.
COMMENT by elk on August 07, 2010
No engine light came on either time the car sputtered and lost power. Earlier in the year, the check engine light did come on, but the car never lost power or sputtered as it did here. The codes it showed were P0441 and P0446. My mechanic said it was fuel canister, so he cleaned it out and the engine light disappeared. The engine light came on several months later but turned it self off after a while. Could it be the EGR or it needs a new fuel canister?