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I was having engine performance issues on my 2008 G5. It’s been a great car, I bought it used from one owner who has meticulously kept up all maintenance…

My best friend is a professional mechanic (which is great thing lol) and we were going to change the fuel filter along with plugs.. changed the plugs, and went for the filter change (the car has been throwing a error code for the fuel neck)

I just had a entire new exhausted system by a specialist put in so the fuel filter was next on the list…

we put the car up.. and we CANNOT locate the g***mn fuel filter!!! We looked everywhere.. by the fuel tank, along the frame, up in around the engine.. sh*t I’d look in the glove box if I thought it was there… lol

What are we missing here? Lol
 

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There is no conventional fuel filter, it is part of the pump.
Surprised your friend didn't know that.
 

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There is no conventional fuel filter, it is part of the pump.
Surprised your friend didn't know that.
Well in his defense… when I told him I needed to possibly change the filter (recommended by the exhaust guy when I said the engine seemed sluggish) he did say “I don’t think that it actually has one.”

He did have a proper look though.. lol and also there is a video of a guy changing a fuel filter on a 2009 G5 on You Tube .. we thought we were crazy..

I figured to confirm, the experts on the forums should be of help…. And you were !!!

thank you so much for the information… !!!
 

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So your mention of the video had me recheck.
Which engine do you have 2.2 or 2.4?
Did you look near the fuel tank in the back under the car?
Also, is this a California emissions car?
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1. No.. it was purchased from the dealer new here in PA by the person I bought it from.
2. It’s 2.2L
3. I was not given the original paperwork with the car. But was told it was 2008.. I just looked at the 10th number on the VIN and it’s a 9.. so it’s actually a 2009..

4. And yeah we looked by the tank and didn’t see anything as well as everywhere else lol..

The changing of the plugs helped a great deal and the fuel pressure at the engine was on point.

The car has to last me 6 more months til I move to Cyprus…

I was just perplexed that we couldn’t find it.. also I heard it a PITA to change anyway lol
 

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This is probably the video you found
 
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