This paper describes a sequential procedure for computer-aided tuning and diagnosis of multiple-coupled resonator filters. The method is based on a sequential parameter estimation and a systematic tuning procedure and employs three different filter models. A detuned model represents the initial status of the filter after a well-defined detuning procedure. The target filter is described by an ideal model, whereas the actual state of the filter at each tuning step is represented by a coarse adaptive model. The goal of the procedure is the convergence of the coarse model to the ideal model and will be obtained by systematically centering resonant frequencies and coupling coefficients. Practical examples comprising low- and high-degree filters confirm the effectiveness of the proposed approach in both tuning and fault diagnosis.