Where is the fuel filter located on a 1997 Ford Contour? Fuel filter replacement for the 1995-1997, 1998 Ford Contour (4 Cyl 'Zetec' 16V and 24v Duratech V6) Fuel filter is located under the passenger side of the car in front of the rear wheel. Time: 5 SOLVED: On a 97 ford contour, is the the fuel filter in 1997 Ford Contour; SOLVED: On a 97 ford.. Share on Facebook; Question about 1997 Ford Contour. 2 Answers . On a 97 ford contour, is the the fuel filter in the gas tank with the fuel pump? Posted by jonnyboyy7 on Oct 08, 2009. Want Answer 0. Clicking this will make more experts see the question and we will remind you when it gets answered.