Question about 1998 Ford Expedition
Cant remove fuel filter what the trick
It takes a special tool to disconnect these lines. go to your local auto parts store and ask for the fuel line disconnect tool.once you have the tool put it on the fuel filter prong that the fuel line is connected to and slide the tool up into the gas line, at the same time pull the line away from filter. you may half to try this several times.also when the tool slides up into the line twist the line and push in and out. in short thare is a spring up in that line that gets stiff and corroted so moving the line around while the tool is in place helps free up this sprind.also spray a little lubracant in the ends of the lines before beginning.
Posted on Jan 14, 2009
SOURCE: fuel filter removal
You need a special tool to release the internal spring clips, if you have it, here is a tip, push the tool into the line, turn it while pulling on it, it should release. If you end up ruining the spring clip you can buy that from the dealer real cheap.
Posted on Aug 08, 2008
SOURCE: fuel filter
passager side on the frame under passager rear door if its not to rusty remove the 2 clip and pull each end dont forget there pressure in there its gonna splash all over remove the line easy if you can block the rear line so gas stop coming from gas tank thank pierre
Posted on Aug 16, 2008
SOURCE: Ford E-450 fuel filter removal
YOU NEED T INSERT THE SPECIAL TOOL WICH RELEASES THE RETAINER INSIDE THE BULGED OUT PART OF THE LINE. TRY NAPA FOR TOOL NO. Part: SER 3290 Product Line: NAPA Service Tools WATCH OUT FOR FUEL THAT MAY SPRAY OUT WHILE DISCONNECTING! GOOD LUCK
Posted on Aug 26, 2008
The clips will be one of two varieties, which may depend on if you have a V6 or V8. Here's both solutions:
On one type, you should be able to just squeeze the clip with your fingers with firm pressure. If this doesn't work, then you my have to use channel locks or pliers to squeeze the clip. The fuel line will be held in by an O-ring more than likely, and it'll be a little tough to pull apart.
On the other type, you have to use quick disconnect tools. You can find them at any auto parts store. There's different kinds, the cheapest being a pack of different colored plastic ones. They're really cheap, maybe a few bucks.
The colored plastic will designate the size of the fuel line clips. Usually they come in packs of four...blue, red, white, etc.
Just insert these with the flange facing the clip, slide it in, and you'll feel it unlock. Pull apart the fuel line from the filter.
NOTE: Make sure you release the fuel pressure. And make sure you have rags as well as a container to catch the gas. If it's under pressure, it WILL spray you with gas, so be sure to release the pressure using the schrader valve on the fuel rail that feeds your injectors.
The fuel filter will probaby be a little stiff getting off since the O-ring will be old. Just make sure you wrap the line in a rag and avoid getting sprayed. Eye protection is recommended.
Posted on Feb 10, 2009
Just disconnect the battery cable to be on the safe side. A little bit of fuel will come out. Make sure there is no source of spark such as a running fan etc. It is best to have a fire extinguisher around, and do not work alone.
Posted on Nov 14, 2009
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