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How do u replace a fuel filter in a volkswagon 1992 jetta automatic ?

My car jerks when I drive it and the rpms waver a little .. when I am on a highway driving if I shut the car off sometimes it wont restart and u have to raise it tap the starter and it will start again. What can I DO

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    where is the starter located on 1992 jetta Jetta will not start when engine is hot if let set for 20 minutes it will satrt



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Yeah, I just replaced the fuel filter on my 1992 Jetta. What a total annoying job! Basically it is located underneath the vehicle, passenger side, not far from the muffler. It's a cylindrical device that looks something like an oil filter with a nib on each side to accomodate a fuel hose attachment. It's held in place by a plastic clamp which is closed by a plain nut and bolt closest to the car... should be rusty as hell. The problem I ran into was getting the nut free, being so close to the base of the vehicle. After stripping it badly, the only solution was to carefully drill the clamp, near the bolt, until it finally came free. It then slides out nicely. Interestingly, the filter I removed was an original Wolfsburg made design, and therefore was completely different than the new one, made in China of course. The one made in China was also smaller in diameter than the old, so it's going to be loose in the clamp when installed. They were almost exact opposite in terms of which side was fuel in, and which was fuel out. Lucky I speak German. The side that says 'aus' on the old filter was the out from side. Like I said, the new filter was exactly the opposite. Stupid. Anyway, once free of the clamp remove the old hose clamps. I didn't worry about removing any fuses, and some fuel did come out, but not much. Be sure to have new hose clamps rerady, as the old ones may be that annoying design that's almost like a clasp, instead of a winding screw. Those clasp type ones are the devil to get reattached. So then, reconnect the hoses, minding the directional flow of the line (make sure the out side faced where the 'aus' side used to be), tighten up your hose clamps, and you're done!

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Something is wrong with the starter. Maybe a loose connection. If the starter is sluggish and slow, you probably need to replace it. Also be sure you have a battery that reads above 13v on a multimeter.As for the fuel filter.............................................. There is typically a pump assembly (including) filter located just inside of passenger side rear tire. Typically things are pretty rusty. If you want to mess with it, depressurize the system (pull the fuel pump fuse or relay and start the car). Only use flare nut wrenches when working on filter fittings and be prepared because some fuel is going to come out. I'm pretty sure the filters are directional too, so make sure you install the new one in the right direction. You'll probably have a little problem starting the car afterwards, just keep cranking until it starts (after replacing the fuse/relay)

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