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Fuel filter having trouble getting the lines off the fuel filter, it wont budge, any suggestions?

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  • Anonymous Aug 26, 2008

    The teeth are sometimes hard to release even with the tool. You must insert the tool to open the teeth around the fuel filter fittings. Then with on hand holding the tool into place as far as it will seat. Then using the other hand to slightly twist and pull the line free. It will take some man-handling sometimes. After it is pulled free you may notice that the teeth are bent or slightly out of order. You may remove the teeth from the line to repair them. You will notice that the teeth are arranged with one tooth short and on tooth long all the way around. The short teeth are used to keep them all in place. The longer teeth are used to catch the fuel filters flange and lock it. You may need to arrange the small teeth flat and the long teeth bent slightly inward. Replace the whole assymbly back into the line with the open ends of the teeth facing inside the line coupler. That should do it.

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Theres a special tool that releases the chatches up in the flinged part of fuel line .make sure presure is released in the lines.

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