fuel filter on 1996 Dodge Caravan

i just purchased a 1996 dodge caravn 3.0 just to ride around in the winter. i change the oil, air filter and they said i didn't need a tune up which was good because there where neww spark plugs already. i am thinking about changing the fuel filter. could you tell me if i should. it has 158840 miles on it and the cost would be $127 is that too much to spend from pep boys.last week i added fuel inj cleaner gumont. thanks

by in Hyde Park, MA on September 28, 2010
2 answers 1 comment
ANSWER by on September 28, 2010
It is always a good idea to change your fuel filter, at least every 60k, so I would say that you are due. A dirty fuel filter puts a lot of strain on your fuel pump, and can cause it to fail prematurely.
COMMENT by on May 03, 2011
Yes I would change the fuel filter and stay away from buying cheap fuel and buy Amaco Premium white gas. It is about the only purest gas you can run in your van which can help you out in the long run on fewer tune ups and less oil changes and less mechanical problems. My Grand Father taught me that as I was growing up. It has saved me a lot of money.
ANSWER by on May 12, 2011
You could get it cheaper at Autozone but changing it yourself is a challange. You will have to lower the gas tank to get at it. I used a motorcycle jack to lower the fuel tank just enough to get at the bracket bolt and fittings to the fuel pump. The filter comes with 3 plastic lines with fittings on the end, 2 go to the fuel pump and one to the line to the engine. Took me about 1 hr - my 96 has 215k miles
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