where is the fuel filter located

Asked by Apr 29, 2013 at 11:42 AM about the 2003 Volkswagen Passat

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

4 Answers

286,895

In front of the rear axle, UNDERNEATH THE CAR, on the right hand side. There is a plastic cover plate that you will need to remove two 10mm plastic "nuts" to remove, then just flex it lightly out of the way (you can take the phillips screw out of the middle as well for a little more flex). It will be bolted to the side rail with a round aluminum "band" held down by two 10mm head bolts (unless this is a 4motion, in which case it is a plastic band with a 12-point torx bolt, and has banjo bolts on the filter)

13 people found this helpful.
10

Hey Tom, should I pull the fuse to it as well? Do I need to clamp the fuel line? Help me out here

1 people found this helpful.
286,895

You can pull the fuse to releave the pressure. Then start teh car till it won't run anymore. No need to clamp, just have a pan underneath to catch the extra fuel in the filter. Wear safety googles.

2 people found this helpful.
130

is there a photo of the exact location? thanks

13 people found this helpful.

Your Answer

Passat

Looking for a Used Passat in your area?

CarGurus has 25,475 nationwide Passat listings starting at $1,000.

ZIP:

Volkswagen Passat Experts

  • #1
    tenspeed
    Reputation
    1,530
  • #2
    Chrisand Edwards
    Reputation
    1,430
  • #3
    Tom Demyan
    Reputation
    1,420
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Volkswagen Jetta
410 Great Deals out of 24,897 listings starting at $1,800
Used Honda Accord
432 Great Deals out of 101,673 listings starting at $1,200
Used Toyota Camry
788 Great Deals out of 70,599 listings starting at $1,000
Used Audi A4
199 Great Deals out of 12,586 listings starting at $1,800
Used Nissan Altima
687 Great Deals out of 70,149 listings starting at $950
Used BMW 3 Series
838 Great Deals out of 32,435 listings starting at $900
Used Honda Civic
333 Great Deals out of 52,474 listings starting at $1,200
Used Volkswagen GTI
66 Great Deals out of 6,302 listings starting at $900
Used Hyundai Sonata
357 Great Deals out of 49,327 listings starting at $1,250
Used Volkswagen Golf
88 Great Deals out of 4,990 listings starting at $999
Used Chevrolet Malibu
458 Great Deals out of 49,829 listings starting at $2,111
Used Mazda MAZDA6
158 Great Deals out of 11,724 listings starting at $1,000

Used Cars For Sale

2018 Volkswagen Passat For Sale
11,469 listings starting at $14,577
2017 Volkswagen Passat For Sale
34 Great Deals out of 2,323 listings starting at $12,506
2016 Volkswagen Passat For Sale
26 Great Deals out of 970 listings starting at $9,000
2015 Volkswagen Passat For Sale
93 Great Deals out of 3,423 listings starting at $7,200
2014 Volkswagen Passat For Sale
75 Great Deals out of 2,583 listings starting at $5,888

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.