How do you change the fuel filter on a 2002 dodge Dakota?
You don't. The filter is integrated into the fuel pump module, located inside the fuel tank. To replace the filter, you must replace the entire fuel pump module. To replace that module, you must first either remove the fuel tank or the truck box.
Think the fiter is part of the fuel pressure regulator on top of the fuel tank. If that is so the tank has to be removed. Check with your local Dodge dealer parts guy! not sure about the 2002 Dakota BUT on the 2005 Dakota it is NOT servicable as it is a part of the fuel pump. most likely a brass screen..