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    Hi there I have a problem with my 03 plate 3.2v6 signum. When I go to start it like first thing in the morning or at end of working day it does not tick over like it used to, it needs to starts and some acceleration. Where as before it was just first turn and no acceleration and it started perfect. I dont know what is causing this problem but i have since noticed a smell of petrol also. I checked under the car and beside drivers side rear door there is a small petrol leak along a pipe to something. I dont know if this is the petrol pump or petrol sender or what but its covered in petrol and there is small amount of petrol drip coming off of it. About four pipes run to this thing and it sits about 6 inches in from edge of car. Does anyone have any clues to what it is and what my problem is, thanks.

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    Sounds like the fuel filter
    If its leaking then air is getting in the system and causing the air/fuel ratio to be weak thus causing the rough ifle


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    is this were the fuel filter is in this location as i described? Is it easy to change without losing petrol, thanks.

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    yeah petrol fuel filter are usually below the drivers side rear door

    youll lose a bit off fuel but it wont gush out
    best thing to do is have the new filter ready remove the pipes from the tank and put them on the new filter straight away then do the front ones , thus minimising the amount of fuel lost

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    cool thanks.

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    did my fuel filter yesterday all the petrol you will use is whats in the pipes and obviously whats in the filter , remember once replaced turn the igntion to the second notch this primes the fuel through the system ,that way you wont get any jumpy start straight after changing the filter.

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