How to Replace a Fuel Pump on a Volkswagen Passat (1999-2005)

By | June 19, 2017

How to Replace a Fuel Pump on a Volkswagen Passat (1999-2005)
Replacing the fuel pump on a Volkswagen Passat (1999-2005) is a job that most DIY mechanics can do.
 
First of all before replacing the fuel pump be sure it is bad by following our step by step guide to see if it is bad here.
 
Once you know it is bad and needs replacing keep in mind a special tool is supposed to be used to get the old one out and new one in.
 
I have changed one without the special tool but I did almost break it and it took 2-3 hours to finaly get it in place right.
 
Here is the special tool on Amazon
Baum Tools 3307 Volkswagen and Audi Gas Fuel Pump Removal and Installation Wrench
 
The next Passat I do I would definitely order the tool. Depending on how much skill you have buying the tool while suggested it can be done without it depending on your skill level.
 
Here is the Fuel Pump on Amazon
Bosch 69733 Original Equipment Replacement Electric Fuel Pump

 
Steps to Replacing a Fuel Pump on a Volkswagen Passat (1999-2005)
 
Disconnect the battery before removing the fuel pump. Gas is highly flammable so be sure to take safety precautions.
 
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The fuel pump is located in the trunk and needs three Phillips screws to be removed from the cover.
Steps to Replacing a  Fuel Pump on a Volkswagen Passat
 
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The power harness needs to be removed.
Step by step how to Replacing a  Fuel Pump on a Volkswagen Passat
 
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The hoses need to be removed.
Step by step how to Replacing a  Fuel Pump on a Volkswagen Passat remove the hoses
 
The clamps that hold them place sometimes need to be replaced since they can be a pain to remove and often need to be cut out.
Step by step how to Replacing a  Fuel Pump on a Volkswagen Passat remove the Clamps
 
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There is an arrow marking the placement of the fuel pump, be sure to mark were it is pointing.
How to Replace a  Fuel Pump on a Volkswagen Passat With Pictures
 
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A large plastic ring holds it in place and is removed by turning it counter-clockwise. A screw driver or similar usually is needed to tap on it and loosen it.
How to Replace a  Fuel Pump on a Volkswagen Passat The Ring
 
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The top part of the fuel pump assembly will come out but the bottom part will still be stuck inside the tank.
How to Replace a  Fuel Pump on a 1999 Volkswagen Passat
 
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The next step is to get the bottom half out of the tank. This is done by turning it to the left.
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Putting the new fuel pump in is the reverse of taking it out.
 
The one problem is the new bottom half of the fuel pump can be difficult to get into place.
 
This is where the special installation tool comes in handy if you have one. If you don’t it is a good idea to order one since the new unit can be easily broken if not inserted correctly.
 
 
Summary
Installing a fuel pump into a Passat is a job that most backyard mechanics can do. The most difficult part is getting the new unit back into place.
 
Hopefully this article help you out if you do have install one.
 
As always be careful since gas is involved which is highly flammable. Always follow safety procedures when dealing with any flammable substance.
 
 


 




 

2 thoughts on “How to Replace a Fuel Pump on a Volkswagen Passat (1999-2005)

  1. Antonio Smith

    just changed my computers relay on my 2001 volkswagen passat v6 gls 4motion it now cramps and starts before it wouldn’t turn over so is it the relay when i prime the car i can hear a few ticks in there oh and idk about these but my fuel pump is under my back seat on the passager side with a metal clamp instead of that black plastic doesn’t look the same… when i crank the car it starts but only for a minute if i keep pressing the gas but dies i really need help so i can get to work ! thank you before hand

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  2. Kerry M Costigan

    I recently had replaced my fuel pump and was told it had to reset itself to my car, engine light came on my miles to empty was 570 not possible, it an 06 pass at 2.0 T, is this normal or was it screwed up.
    Thanks for any help

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