I bought a fuel filter today.....released the clips on the filter, but could not pull the lines off the filter. Is there some special trick to doing this or what? Any suggestions from someone who has done this before.
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You might have did this, but I did not see it mentioned. Did you release the fuel pressure first. I think you can do it by tripping the safty cut-off behind the passenger kick panal or you can take a fuel pressure tester and bleed it off at the valve under the hood. Then you will need the fitting tool to release the clips.
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Probably, I do not think just opening the gas cap will cover it. The easiet way to do it is to buy a fuel pressure guage that has a bleed off valve, the next way is to use the saftey (inertia switch). Here's how I did it according to the Haynes manual. Locate the inertia switch behind the kick panal, unplug the connector, start the motor and let it run until it stops (just a few seconds), change your filter, plug the connector back up and you should be ready to go. If the inertia switch has popped just push the reset on the top.
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i let it sit over night. in the morning the pressure is gone. i have never had more than a shot glass full of gas drizzle out. if you use the tool and it is still on there spray the hell out of it with PB Blaster.
The fuel filter on my Mustang was the same way.
Its kind rusted on the connector that won't release.
may take a helper and a big pair of pliers to get it apart.
I was not sucessful using the PB blaster
Press like hell with the removal tool, spin it around a bit and try to work it into the clip. Make sure its fully engaged all the way around. The little spring retainer in the clip can hang up sometimes and not let the tool press all the way in. Make sure your using the right size. If I remember right, they are 2 different sizes per side of the filter. If you bought a universal tool, they suck. These work great for me and were only a few bucks ...
^^^ What he said. Press like hell with the removal tool and tug/twist on the fuel line both at the same time and it will eventually come off....I just used the "X" type tool for mine...Dont know if its a universal one or not but its the size of the line and works...
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