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I have an occasionally stuttering 2006 VW Golf (Mk4) with 160k miles that I believe is caused by a partially blocked fuel filter.

Are there multiple fuel filters (i.e.- one in the fuel tank and one in the engine compartment) or a single fuel filter and where are they located?

UPDATE It has the non-turbo 2.0L 4 cylinder (BEV) engine

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which motor is this? the 2.0T or the VR6? – NoCarrier Apr 20 '11 at 5:13
@NoCarrier update question, it's 2.0L, no turbo – Patrick Apr 20 '11 at 11:58
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There is just one fuel filter.

The diagram on this page shows it located off to the side of the fuel tank (it is marked with a 7): image description here

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I'm trying to get a frame of reference of the image. Is the filter near the fuel tank or is it in the engine compartment? – Patrick Apr 27 '11 at 13:55
Near the fuel tank. Item number 1 is the line that goes to the top of the fuel tank. – jzd Apr 27 '11 at 14:26

if you have golf mk4 it's located under passages back door even with center of window about 12" in. I have a 3 line fuel filter 2 from tank 1 to engine.make sure you order correct one. the push clips are the trip :)ᙚᵐⁱᒻᵉ ¨̮

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