2009 VW Jetta TDI – Fuel Filter Change

Fuel Filter Replacement in a nutshell: 1) Replace every 20K miles (I do mine every 10K with oil change). 2) Have the right filter for your housing. 3) Engine OFF! Remove Upper Sound Absorber Panel. 4) Water Separator Service (1 Screw Plug, 1 Washer Seal) a. Remove Screw Plug and old Washer Seal with Torx T30 bit. b. Siphon water at bottom of Filter Housing from top of housing – AKA Fuel Sump. c. Siphon enough fuel to avoid spillage when Housing is opened. d. Reinstall Screw Plug with New Washer Seal. Torque 3 Nm (27 in-lb). 5) Fuel Filter Replacement (1 Filter, 2 Seals on Filter, 2 Seals in Housing) a. Remove 5 Torx T30 Bolts and lift off Upper Filter Housing with lines undisturbed. b. If you see any amount of metal particles TAKE THE CAR TO A PROFESSIONAL! You have a major issue. c. Pull out old Filter and Seals in Housing. d. Clean as necessary Lower Filter Housing by Siphoning out remaining Water/Fuel. NOTE: Removal of Lower Filter Housing is not a requirement. So long as you remove any contaminants found at the bottom of the canister by other means. e. Install New Filter and New Seals. f. FILL CANISTER WITH CLEAN FUEL to help purge air. (approx. 650 ml or 22 oz) —OR— Use VAG-COM to operate fuel pump from fuel tank to prime the fuel system (the air will be sent back to the tank to vent) SEE VAG-COM STEP BELOW (7). g. Reinstall Upper Filter Housing and secure with 5 Bolts. Torque 5 Nm (44 in-lb). 6) Reinstall Upper Sound Absorber Panel. 7) If you have VCDS/VAG-COM

A fastener by fastener tutorial for replacing the fuel filter on a 1997 Honda Accord. This process applies to Accords manufactured from 1994 to 1997. Honda recommends replacement once every 2 years or 40000 miles whichever comes first. While I have found many videos on replacing the fuel filters on the easier Civics I have understandably seen none for the Accords. The main reasoning being they are buried deep and are difficult to access and unless you know which tools to use they can look almost impossible to remove. I’ll take you through it step by step and show you what tools you’ll need to get the job done. Intro and outro music by Kevin Macleod (Incompetech.com).
Video Rating: 4 / 5

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