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Fuel filter i'm trying to replace a fuel filter on a 2002 mustang but even w. the clips off it looks as if the lines connected to the filter are crimped . how can i get them off? thankyou

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Not sure why the other guy said what he said but, the filter comes off with a special tool you can pack up at any auto parts store. The tool slids over the fuel line and into the gap between the fuel line and the adapter, This pushes the "keepers" inside the adapter and allows you to pull the filter away from the adapter. You will need to do that on both ends of the filter.

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There nomiracle you have to pull if it jam that mean when you finally remove the connector the seal and little plastic bushing you have to put the seal back in the connector dont try to put the seal on the new gaz filter you never gonna be able to fit that in good luck pierre

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their is a plastic cover on the drivers side under the car. you will have to take 4, 10mm bolts off and then you push the green clips and pull a same time and the filtler will come off

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