How to Change the Fuel Filter in Chrysler PT Cruisers | It The fuel filter on the PT Cruiser is one of the types that is built into the fuel pump module, which itself is mounted into the fuel tank. Replacing the filter means replacing the pump module itself; if the filter is in bad condition, there's a good chance the pump also needs replacing anyway. How Do You Know If Your PT Cruiser Has a Clogged Fuel Filter? The fuel filter in a PT Cruiser is located between the fuel tank and pump, filtering out particulates from the tank so the clean fuel passes through the pump and into the engine. A dirty pump means problems with the kind of gas a person is buying or indicates that an issue with the tank is at hand. How to Change the Fuel Filter on a PT Cruiser The purpose of the fuel filter is to filter contaminants out of the fuel in your PT Cruiser. The fuel filter should be replaced every 15,000 miles. If you notice your PT Cruiser idling low or stalls a lot, replace the fuel filter with a new one as it may be the result of a clogged filter.See more videos of pt cruiser fuel filter location where is the fuel filter anyway? - PT Cruiser Forum My Cruiser only has 12K on her, however, I have a 97 Dodge Ram 1500 that has 132K miles on her and I have never replaced the fuel pump or the filter and all is well. First time I took it in for a tune up, mechanic said that the filter was not a serviceable part unless the pump is replaced. Location of Fuel Filter - PT Cruiser Forum The fuel filter/pump is located and attached to the fuel pick-up inside and at the bottom of the fuel tank. It's not made to be changed or cleaned. It keeps cool and is lubricated by the gasoline itself so running your tank down to the "Low Light" comes on is not a good idea because your then talking about burning out the pump at about $300.