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Cannot get the fuel filter off the quick disconnect is not releasing

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    Jeff Turcotte Dec 29, 2010

    did you pull the clip out?

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Most of the time that the disconnects are not working is because of dirt and grime build up. Most of the fuel filters take a line disconnect tool to release the clips. If your filter has plastic clips that you can see at the connection, you should be able to pinch the clips together while moving the line back and forth or twisting back and forth to disconnect the tabs. If this is not working, used compressed air to blow out all the debris from the quick disconnect. Other filter take the fuel line disconnect tools. Dirt and grime give the tools grief in getting the lines disconnected too. Clean the lines before attempting removal and you can save yourself a lot of grief. Hope this helps.

Posted on Dec 29, 2010

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SOURCE: fuel filter to tank quick disconnect broken

Here is a quick solution. Go to Napa Auto Parts with your line size. Take the piece you broke off so they can match the line size. They sell pieces that are about 18 inches long so you can splice it in. These pieces range in price from about 16 to 22 dollars. Other parts stores don't carry this fuel line. They will want to sell you the whole line at a cost of hundreds of dollars. Napa will be able to accomodate your request as I know because I get these pieces from them often.
Good luck. Let me know how it goes. Just read the directions on the package. You need to heat the line up to in stall.

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SOURCE: how to disconnect 2004 cavalier fuel filter quick connect

there is a tool that you need to do this. it looks like a small barrel on one side. There is tiny fingers on the inside of the connector that this tool pushes back into the fitting. done correctly will come of easy. you can purchase or rent from your local auto parts store

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SOURCE: how do i use the quick disconnect tool to change

while tool clipped into line try turning tool around to free up any dirt that might be in thee then remove to and if u can blow out with air lil pen. spary wouldn't hurt either, just work at it it'll come.also try pushing inside line in while holding tool tight to one side than pull back on inner line.

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