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Old 09-02-2017, 01:07 PM   #1
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Default Possible fuel filter issue

Ive been bedridden the last few days and the boredom made me think and look around on the net. Well. In the midst of that, i thought to look into my issue with that noise near the fuel filter. I found a site that had info about clogged fuel filters.

According to the site, the clogged filter causes power losses, particularly when climbing hills. Also says that it can show up as a O2 sensor.

I went and had my codes read, and got back P0442 and the 02 sensor code (dont remember the numbers for that one)

In addition, im having the weak starts, and i do feel a loss in power when climbing hills. I thought the loss of power was something involving the valve body and it slipping, but it never went away after fixing the valve body.

And, i did find the source of the noise. The hissing noise is the fuel filter, and pressing on it changes the frequency of the noise. So, i suppose if say it is clogged, that a seal blew out somewhere and is causing the hissing.

It seems i forgot to ask how much renting a fuel pressure gauge would be at the store. I meant to ask but i forgot right away. Ill go back and rent it and check the pressure at various points.
I suppose i won't be able to look at pressure while driving right?

1999 Saturn SL1-129k at purchase(may 2016)-139k when wrecked(September 2016)

1999 Saturn SC1(CURSED)-156K at purchase(october 2016)-187k currently (August 2018)
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