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2001 mitubishi eclipse stopped running, like it's out of gas

Turns over but won't start. Wanted to start with the fuel filter. Where is it?

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Fuel filter and pump are located under the rear seat you will see a plastic panel towards the middle. the filter is attached to the pump assembly. make sure to open gas cap first to relieve the prssure from the system

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