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Remove or disconnect the following: Fuel line from the filter, using a backup wrench Quick-connect fitting from the fuel filter by compressing the tabs while pulling outward on the line.
I assume one end is actually threaded and the other is a quick disconnect.
Perhaps a tool would be of some help.
Dorman/360 degree clamp/seal side jaw pincher
Fuel line disconnect set for Ford and GM
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You need no tools to remove that clip. Use a tool like a pick or screw driver to pull the one leg down when push the sides of the clip where the arrows show and push it up so the top loop goes out of the rest of the body.
So once that clip is removed the line should slide off filter with little effort? Does it pay to lube that end of line when installing new filter as well? Say with petrolatum or something similar.
Regards, XXXXX XXXXX
Yes, remove the part on the filter as you don't need it.
Ok I removed part off of filter and reinstalled with no problem. Got it all back together but I still have no fuel pressure and the fuel pump keeps running each time I turn ignition on for about 5 sec. I got fuel coming thru manifold ok, bled off quite a bit with gage to get air bubbles out. Any idea's why no pressure????? Regards, XXXXX XXXXX
Does the pressure build if you plug the return line? If so then you have a bad regulator, if not then your pump is bad. Was the old filter plugged?
Is the return line the larger of the 2 on the manifold? Do you plug it with a fitting or wrap a rag around it or just plug it with your finger??????????? The filter was not plugged.
Ok I found the line above the filter with the "blue" clip, there's a bend near the tank I guess that would be the best place to crimp it. The plastic black coated line feels hard to the touch, I assume you don't have to crimp it all the way. By the way the filter was clogged, I thought my son had checked it. I tried running water thru both ends and got nothing. Cold the line be clogged downstream from the filter toward the engine?
This likely means the pump failed due to the plugged filter. It is the single biggest reason they fail.
No access so you do need to drop the tank, and yes, even if it is running, it may not be able to build pressure.