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Leaking fuel rail

Tore down my girlfriends 01 Ford Escape replacing lower intake manifold gaskets to fix the stutter they get... putting the fuel rail back on is a trick... can't get it to seal over the injector on the end. new o-rings and all but can't stop the leak. Any tips? Getting frustrated...

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Recheck the o-ring on that injector, the one up at the fuel rail to make sure it didn't get damaged.
Try and seat the injector into the fuel rail first, then push it gently into the manifold, ( that is if you haven't already did that).

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