SOLVED: Where is the fuel filter on the 2005 Element? - Fixya Aug 13, 2011The fuel filter is contained in the fuel sender assembly inside the fuel tank. the paper filter element of the fuel filter traps particles in the fuel that may damage the fuel injection system. The fuel filter housing is made to withstand maximum fuel system pressure, exposure to fuel additives, and changes in temperature. fuel filter 2005 element ex 2 wd | Honda Element Owners Club Aug 03, 2006fuel filter 2005 element ex 2 wd. Jump to Latest Follow 1 - 7 of 7 Posts. E. enrique383 · As best I can understand the diagrams, the fuel filter is a sealed piece, a part on top of the fuel pump. Whoever gets to do this first, do kindly keep the rest of us abreast of developments. It looks a bit tedious but not particularly difficult.