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As far as I can tell you are describing a pressed on clip. The only way off is to cut using a cutting pliers. I BELIEVE YOU ARE DESCIBING A LOW PRESSURE LINE. Just verify it first by calling the parts store or dealer. If so clip it off R/R the hose & install a new gas line w/ a clamp. Good Luck, Frank M
Have you looked under the hood? (I don't mean to sound like a wise guy.) There are two shiney metal pipes one on the front of the engine and one on the rear as you look at it from the front. They run from right to left on the engine. These are the fuel racks that feed the fuel injectors, (assuming that you have a 3 litre or larger v6 engine). These can concievably rust at the left, (passenger), end and blow gasoline out the passenger side. It is also possible that gas could be leaking anywhere on the engine and roll off the passenger side of the engine or if the fuel line on the driver's side has rusted over a cross member of the frame and possibly roll to the passenger side. Also, there is pretty good pressure on the fuel line when it is running. If there is a rust hole on the right side of the line itself, it could spray to the passenger side, hit something and drip off from there. These are just possibilities. Good luck. Jeff M.
1Slide the drip pan under the driver side of the truck, below the driver door. Climb under with the socket set, fuel line disconnect tool and new filter.
2Unbolt the fuel filter retaining strap with the socket set. The filter is located along the inboard side of the frame, below the driver seat. When in doubt, simply follow the fuel lines forward from the fuel tank until you locate the filter.
3Disconnect the front fuel line from the fuel filter with the fuel line disconnect tool. The line flares out where the filter outlet enters it and a retaining clip holds it in place. You can unseat this clip with a pocket screwdriver or a pick, but it's not advisable, as the clip tends to break if pried on unevenly. hence why u need the tool. about ten buck
4Pull the fuel line off the front of the fuel filter and then pull the filter out of the rear line and retaining strap. Put the old filter in the drip pan.
5Slide the new filter into the retaining strap and plug the inlet into the rear fuel line. Make sure the arrow indicating flow direction points toward the engine. Connect the front fuel line, push the retaining clip back into place and bolt the retaining strap back to the frame.
6Climb out, get in the truck and turn the ignition key to the run position. Wait for the fuel pump to stop running (this should be about 10 seconds) and start the truck.
Hopefully just a water hose or connection leak...some parts of these hoses are now metal, and rust away...these factory metal hoses are dealer, and salvage yard only...Many times you can replace the entire metal line with a rubber line...as long as you can connect to both sides...there is a water hose that runs under the coolant overflow, to the firewall...(many times the culprit)...the water pump on your motor is under a pulley located on the front of your engine...Hope this helps.
"Where" to find the leak is in your evaporative emmissions system. Most of the time, a good visual inspection will turn up the culprit. First, check the fuel cap. Look at the rubber O-Ring that seals it against the fuel fill tube. If it is cracked or looks like it is crushed down, replace your fuel cap. If that all looks OK, then you can check the rest of the system for obvious cracks, or leaks. Start with the Evap Purge line. You can identify this in the engine compartment as a plastic vacuum line about 5/16" in diameter and it has a service port on it with a green cap. Check the plastic line for cracks. Then check the rubber components that connect to this line on both ends. One end will go into the Purge Solenoid and the other will go into a steel line that runs along the frame rail under the vehicle. Follow this steel line to where it goes and inspect all connecting hoses, tanks, etc. there will also be rubber hoses at the fuel tank area and some that connect to the fuel fill tube. Check all of these for any visual signs of damage or leaks. Also check for badly corroded metal parts - especially near the fuel fill tube. Sometimes the metal tubes get rusted through and cause leaks.
If a thorough visual inpection does not lead you to a suspect, then the system will have to be "smoke-tested". This is where the system is filled with smoke under a slight amount of pressure so the leak can be seen where the smoke comes out.
I assume the black tubes are flexible hose that goes over the metal tubing, and is held on by crimped clamps?
You have to take the clamps off.
If they are crimped, you have to break them.
The easiest way is usually to put a visegrips pliers on them and rapidly twist back and forth until the metal heats and breaks.
Some crimps require a grinder to remove.
Other clamps simply have a screwdriver slot and unscrew.
It is usually the rubber tubing that needs replacement.
Remember to tell them it is for fuel injection so that they give you reinforced and gas proof replacement hose.
Place one wheel chock in front of
each of the Sunfire's front tires. Lift the rear of the Sunfire with a floor
jack. Then support the weight of the vehicle with one jack stand placed under
each rear axle.
Locate the fuel filter. The fuel filter is a metal cylindrical piece located
underneath the Sunfire on the passenger's side of the fuel tank.
Note that one end of the fuel filter has a nut, while the other end has a
clip. Use a wrench to remove the portion of the fuel line which enters the side
of the fuel filter which has the nut.
Allow any fuel which is present in the line to drain into a bucket. Use a
tool for quick connect fittings to release the clip on the opposite side of the
fuel filter. The quick connect fitting tool is readily available at most auto
parts stores, and can sometimes be rented instead of purchased. Once the
fitting is released, pull the fuel line away from the filter.
Press the end of the new fuel filter that has the clip onto the fuel line until
the line clicks into place. Then use a wrench to tighten the end of the other
fuel line to the fuel filter.
Raise the back of the Sunfire with the floor jack. Remove the jack stands
from underneath the axles. Then lower the Sunfire with the floor jack and
remove the wheel chocks to complete the installation.
start the engine open the hood and remove the system fuse the engine will stall, the pressure is now relieved the fuel filter is in front of the fuel tank, driver side wear gloves/saftey glasses and have a fire extinguisher available (who knows!) the filter will have 2 hoses attached at either end. white/yellowish clips attach these hoses. feel for the top of the clip and push the 2 ends in and down. you may have to use a screw driver to pry the bottom of the clip as well. pull the bottom of the clip down, it will not come out of the coupling completely. repeat for both lines, pull lines firmly off of filter. unscrew filter from hose clamp. approx 6-10 oz of fuel will spill from lines and filter. you should use a pan. install new filter, in same direction as last. insert new clips into coupling, discard old. clip on "out" side may be reused if an R clip. tighten clamp on filter, attach hoses. push in clips to lock. inspect for leaks, wipe entire area clean of fuel. insert fuse and attempt to start. Cycle the ignition to run and off three times before starting to pressurize the fuel line. Good luck and hope this helps.
either one of the two rubber hoses split or a hole(or rusted out) has occured on one of your steel lines
or it is leaking from the water in fuel sensor / check valve. I will say forsure that more than likely u have a cracked rubber fuel line.