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I'm replacing the fuel pump on my '93 Ford Escort. How do I remove the fuel pump strainer from the pump? It is on there very snug and doesn't budge at all. Thanks in advance.

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Use a screwdrive and force it off , doens't matter cause you are installing a new one anyhow

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