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Ford E-450 fuel filter removal

Is there a trick to removing the fuel filter from the fuel lines? After unhooking the clips, the fuel filter will not pull out of the fuel lines.

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YOU NEED T INSERT THE SPECIAL TOOL WICH RELEASES THE RETAINER INSIDE THE BULGED OUT PART OF THE LINE. TRY NAPA FOR TOOL NO. Part: SER 3290 Product Line: NAPA Service Tools WATCH OUT FOR FUEL THAT MAY SPRAY OUT WHILE DISCONNECTING! GOOD LUCK

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