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Is the fuel filter external or internal on a 2012 3.6 liter Chevy Impala? If it is internal, is there a access to service it without dropping the fuel tank to change it?

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Jessica Howe, Automotive Expert & Coach at

Hello, thank you for writing in.

Your fuel filter will be located under the car. Locate the fuel lines between the tank and the engine. You will see a cylinder, the filter, somewhere between the wheel wells. Besides depressurizing the fuel system before removing the filter, you should not need to take any extra precautions. You can always rely on a Certified Female Friendly service center for more help. Good Luck. 

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