Volkswagen Touareg 2004-06

Removal & Installation

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  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
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  3. Relieve the fuel system pressure.
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  5. Drain the fuel tank.
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  7. The fuel filter housing in the fuel tank can be accessed from under the rear seat. Cut open the carpet in the pre-cut area.
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  9. Remove the 4 nuts from the filter housing cover. It may be necessary to remove the seat backrest support.

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    Fig. The seat backrest support is secured with 3 bolts. When installing, tighten them in this order



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    Fig. Cut the carpet in the area shown (arrows)

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  11. Unplug any hose and electrical connections.
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  13. Remove the locking ring. Tool T10202 or similar can be used.
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  15. Pull the filter housing out and empty it of fuel.
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  17. Matchmark the position of the filter cover.
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  19. Disconnect the ground wire and remove the screws from the filter cover.
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  21. Remove the filter from the housing.

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    Fig. Filter housing cover bolts (arrows)

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To install:

  1. Installation is the reverse of removal. Observe the following torque specifications:

    Fuel filter cover: 7 ft. lbs. (10 Nm)
     
    Locking ring: 107 ft. lbs. (145 Nm)
     
    Rear seat bracket: 15 ft. lbs. (20 Nm), tighten bolts in sequence of 1, 2 then 3
     

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