Where is the fuel filter on 2001 Nissan maxima?
The fuel filter is an integral part of the fuel pump in the gas tank Same location as in 2002-Maxima.
If you have a Maxima GXE with the VG30E engine, the fuel filter is located on the firewall on the driver's side. It simply slides into a bracket, and the rubber fuel lines are just held on by 2 clamps. The filter is in the same place on a 1992 Maxima SE with the VE30DE engine as well, but it will be slightly harder to access.
I have a 2000 Maxima and the fuel pump is inside the fuel filter canister which is located inside the fuel tank itself beneath the rear seat. It's probably the same as mine. If so, check out my answer on How to Change The Fuel Filter on a 2000 Maxima which is listed on this Q&A sheet. It's doable, even though Nissan says it's a non-servicable item. I did mine in 1 1/2 hours just…