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Remove fuel lines from fuel pump housing

1999 cougar 2.5 replacing fuel pump. there are two lines attached to the top of the fuel pump housing, one is pressure, one is a return line. I can not get either of these line out of the fuel pump housing. there is a small collar going around the fuel lines where they enter the fuel pump housing. I released these collars, collars came up 1/8 to 1/4" then tried to pull twist lines from housing. return line came up 1/4" acts like it is frozen. checked fuel line under the collar and no obvious way to release line. pulled pump housing up 3" or so looked at bottom of housing where fuel lines enter, no obvious release for fuel lines. production date of car is 5/98. there are two fuel pumps for this car 5-25-99 is the cut off date for the fuel pumps. this is a 5/98 car two lines on top of housing, after 5/25/99 one line on top of fuel pump housing. appreciate any help dave this pump is in contour,mistique,madza mpv with the 2.5

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  • dave3369 Apr 29, 2013

    there are no tools. just squeese the two little bumps at the base of the fuel line and lift the line out. very difficult,hold pins in, possibly use a screwdriver to pry up,rotate pins to find the exact spot of release

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    Andrew Gold Mar 05, 2014

    If one side of the end of the line has small rectangle on it, that is the release. Gentally pry it away from line with a small flat screw driver to unlock the line, if stiff go back and forth with the prying a little on each side of the rectangle. It will come up 1/4'' to 3/8" to release the 2 lock prongs on the sides, Carefully pull the line off with a rag over it to contain gas spray, and I would wear safety goggles too

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You may need a fuel line tool that compresses a spring in the collar. You can get them at any auto store..

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