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Answered 2015-07-16 19:27:37

a fuel filter can cause a sluggish running symptom, but it typically doesn't cause excessive fuel consumption.

if you are going to change the fuel filter, it is located under the vehicle near the fuel tank.

But your problem sounds like it could be more complicated.

IMPORTANT! If your going to change your fuel filter, remember to release and remove the gas cap to your gas tank.

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sounds very similar to a problem i had, the car would idle rough and stall as soon as you hit the gas would also run very sluggish if you got it moving found out it was a clogged fuel filter

also, as stated in this question i did notice the car used a large amont of gas during this time (even tho it was running lean)

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