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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 03-05-2007, 08:00 PM Thread Starter
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Angry fuel line disconnect

I am trying to swap out my 3.8 liter cause it decided to throw a rod and I cant figure out how to disconnect the fuel lines from the fuel rail to save my life.
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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 03-05-2007, 08:02 PM
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fuel line disconnect tool helps. auto parts stores have them.

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and they can be a pain in the but I couldn't get one apart and so i just took the fuel rail off the engine and hung it over the fender. Then while letting the car run when finished the fuel line separated good thing i had the hood open while waiting for it to warm up

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post #4 of 10 (permalink) Old 03-06-2007, 02:22 PM Thread Starter
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how does the fuel line disconnect work? I have seen them before put am clueless as to how it is going to disconnect the line.
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you need a tool to release the spring inside the line that lets you pop the filter off.

Most fords are like this.

They sell a plastic tool, and a metal one.

I've used both, but the metal one is a little more durable.
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The tool just slides in around the line and theyll pop loose.


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i used a crayola marker cap, cut it vertically and slid it over the line and the lines seperated, this is very very ghetto but it was free and it works.

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i used a crayola marker cap, cut it vertically and slid it over the line and the lines seperated, this is very very ghetto but it was free and it works.
LOL I never heard of anyone doing that!!! It only cost like 3 bucks for the plastic disconnect tools.
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post #9 of 10 (permalink) Old 03-07-2007, 02:27 PM
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even better, you can cut the ring off of a plastic coke bottle cap and wrap it around the connection, then just push it up in there, it'll let it go everytime. I have never done it any other way.
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post #10 of 10 (permalink) Old 03-12-2007, 02:50 AM
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Ive used them many many times. I have a set of plastic ones and theyve worked perfectly fine and didnt cost very much. ( they also work on AC lines if you need to remove those, the set is good because different lines can be different sizes also )
Sometimes its a little harder to get lines apart that have been together for a while .. I put the tool against the spring and use plyers to squeeze it into the end to expand the spring .. then twist and pull, then the lines should come right apart.

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