How To Replace A Fuel Filter On A P2 Chassis Volvo

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Volvo Fuel Filter

When it comes to a routine tune up, we all automatically think about the ignition components such as new spark plugs, ignition wires, a new cap, rotor, etc. But other than the air filter, part of the basic maintenance essentials for your Volvo is a fuel filter. The fuel filter is responsible for collecting contaminants such as dirt and debris, and making sure that it doesn't make its way to the injectors.

Why Should I Replace My Fuel Filter?

Over time, our fuel filters can become overly dirty, restrictive, and sometimes even clogged which can produce either poor drive-ability or a no start condition. In addition, your fuel filter is protecting your fuel pump and also helping to ensure that you're getting the highest fuel-efficiency you possibly can. A clogged filter makes your fuel pump work harder and can even burn it out potentially costing your hundreds.

Dirty Fuel Filter Symptoms:

  • Low Fuel Pressure
  • Poor Engine Performance
  • Poor Fuel Economy
  • Hesitation on Acceleration
  • Failed Fuel Pump

Volvo Fuel Filter 2


I get it though, these fuel filters aren't usually located in the best of places and typically a replacement requires you to get on your back and put on some safety glasses. Put keep in mind, replacement is typically quite simple and can save you a bigger headache down the road.

You can learn how to replace the fuel filter in your P2 chassis Volvo by watching the following video:

 This was installed on a 2006 XC70 however the essential information is the same for the following P2 Chassis models:

  • 1999-2006 S80
  • 2001-2007 V70
  • 2001-2009 S60
  • 2003-2007 XC70
  • 2003-2014 XC90

Be sure to check out our fuel filters HERE and also our complete maintenance kits HERE


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