Where is the fuel filter located on a 1996 Dodge Dakota? If the tank is full, then yes, lift off the bed. The fuel filter is part of the fuel pump assembly. Sorry, it's one piece. Don't think you can change it. 1996 Dodge Dakota Replacement Fuel Filters – CARiD Harmful impurities in fuel can plug injectors and reduce performance in your 1996 Dodge Dakota. Trap them before they can inflict damage with our replacement fuel filter.