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Removing fuel supply line from fuel rail

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    Removing fuel supply line from fuel rail

    How the heck is it done? I've removed everything else, all that is left is the fuel line to the rail. And, yes, the metal bracket piece and rubber gromet has been removed, but the fuel line will not come off. I pull and pull and it won't budge. I can twist it and push it in about 3/16" and back out that far, but that's it. Does it just need more force?

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    Yep, a little more force...I just didn't want to apply too much and break something. There's a little four-pronged metal retainer inside that was damaged during the removel. One of the four prongs was bent up pretty bad. A new one is probably inexpensive. Anyone know the part number for it?

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    yep you are supposed to use the fuel line removal tool. 5/16" size.

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    Ooops! I guess I was just too impatient. I'll have to get one to add to my toolbox. I presume most auto parts stores will have one? And I still need to get the four-pronged metal retainer that I messed up. Thanks for your replies.

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    Special Tool Or Brute Force. Heck Your Probably Saving Money If You Don't Buy The Tool.

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    yep, you can get a cheap set in your local parts store. can you bend the tines back into place?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Danger731 View Post
    Special Tool Or Brute Force. Heck Your Probably Saving Money If You Don't Buy The Tool.
    except for the part where he damaged the retainer clip inside the fuel line by not using the fuel line disconnect tool.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrr23 View Post
    yep, you can get a cheap set in your local parts store. can you bend the tines back into place?
    I don't think I can bend it back in the correct shape. I shouldn't have used the Brute Force method...heck I didn't think I still had it in me at my advanced age...at least compared to my former self as an athlete in my 20s.

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