Username or Email Address
Do you already have an account?
Forgot your password?
  • Log in or Sign up

    VWVortex


    Results 1 to 6 of 6

    Thread: 1997 jetta 2.0 jetta jazz fuel filter

    1. 02-05-2008 05:47 PM #1
      I have another thread running. but I need to see how to change the fuel filter. The car was stopped running. I have changed the plugs wires and cap and button in the last month. It was shutting down in moist conditions but has been running fine. We got really bad rain and it shut down today. Leaving me with a nice tow bill. a few people are saying coil. I have a mechanic at the shop I work at he ran an old fashion screwdriver test. He says its getting plenty spark to change the fuel filter. Not sure its fuel but he's willing to help me if its not so, can anybody tell me where the fuel filter is located and what I need to do to change it. thanks all

    2. Member hockeystar17mnj's Avatar
      Join Date
      May 30th, 2007
      Location
      Northern NJ
      Posts
      2,995
      Vehicles
      2010 GTI
      02-05-2008 06:46 PM #2
      fuel filter is located by the rear right tire. look under there and you will see a silver canister inside a black plastic cage.

      to change fuel filter:
      1. depressurize your fuel system by either
      a. pulling your fuel pump fuze/relay & cranking car.
      b(method i used) let car sit for about an hour.
      2.jack car up on right rear passenger side
      3. get under car & put a pan by fuel filter
      4. start unscrewing the fuel line clamps on either side of the filter
      (be prepared to catch fuel with the pan.)
      5. remove other fuel line clamp. (catch more fuel in pan)
      6. unbolt plastic cage from the bottom of the car
      7.carefully remove the cage & filter together from underneath car, being careful not to spill too much gas
      8. I believe the cage un clips and the filter pops out.
      9. installation is opposite of removal
      just remember to put the filter in facing the right way, there is an arrow on the body of the filter.
      buy new "fuel filter clamps" DO NOT USE THE WORM CLAMPS, THEY WILL DIG INTO YOUR FUEL LINES.

      Garden State Euros Northern New Jersey Tri-State European Car Club
      Current: 2010 vw GTI
      mods: APR carbonio stage 1&2 intake, APR K04 flash, AWE turbo outlet pipe, B&B DP, Magnaflow catback, Diesel Geek shifter, APR 27mm Rear Sway bar, autotech dogbone insert,BSH recirc. catch can, Southbend Stage 3 clutch disk, K04!!

    3. 02-05-2008 06:51 PM #3
      sounds like the coil to me

      the spark would be fine after it dries out.. which is probly what happened.


    4. Moderator root beer's Avatar
      Join Date
      Jun 22nd, 2004
      Location
      Linthicum, MD
      Posts
      12,989
      Vehicles
      96 Golf 83 Scirocco
      02-05-2008 07:38 PM #4
      Did this genious mechanic check your fuel pressure before telling you to throw parts at it?

    5. 02-05-2008 07:45 PM #5
      dood he did the SCREWDROVER TESET ThE M0ST LEGIT TEST IN AMERI}CA

    6. Member LG6R's Avatar
      Join Date
      Oct 20th, 2003
      Posts
      17,028
      Vehicles
      Mk3, EM1
      02-05-2008 08:28 PM #6
      ignition coil

      Damp weather wouldn't have any affect if the fuel filter was clogged. The coil is a common problem.


    Posting Permissions

    • You may not post new threads
    • You may not post replies
    • You may not post attachments
    • You may not edit your posts
    •