How to Change the Fuel Filter in a 2004 Chevy Avalanche The fuel system on the 2004 Chevy Avalanche comes with an in-line canister-type fuel filter. The fuel filter is the last line of defense against small particles and contaminants inside of the gas. The in-line canister fuel filter has a inner filter inside of the filter housing that is designed to trap and hold small particles and contaminants. Chevrolet Avalanche 1500 Fuel Filter Replacement Cost The average cost for a Chevrolet Avalanche 1500 fuel filter replacement is between $95 and $273. Labor costs are estimated between $88 and $245 while parts are priced between $7 and $28. Estimate does not include taxes and fees.