How to Locate the Fuel Filter on a 2002 Honda Civic

Updated March 23, 2017

The 2002 Honda Civic was only available with one engine: a 1.7L four-cylinder. Therefore, the fuel filter is located in the same place on all 2002 Civics, regardless of the package or trim level. Locating the fuel filter is simple--it's visible within the engine bay. Changing it, however, is not so simple. If you plan to replace the fuel filter, consult a professional. If you do not have automotive experience, it could be a dangerous task.

Pull the bonnet release underneath the steering column, and then approach the front of the Civic. Push the bonnet release lever beneath the opening and open the bonnet. Lift the prop rod and insert it into the prop hole on the underside of the bonnet.

Move to the passenger side of the engine bay. Locate the strut tower on the side. The strut tower is directly above the wheel. It is a large, protruding hump.

Look directly behind the strut tower, toward the windshield. The area beneath the windshield is called the firewall. The fuel filter is mounted against the firewall. It is a small, cylinder-shaped object with lines coming from each end.


If you still have trouble recognising the fuel filter, see the Resource section for a picture.

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