You should still be able to pry the plastic retainer towards the pipe
with some small screwdrivers. It might take a bit of fiddling, but
you should be able to do it. Disconnect tools wont work on this
style, as the retaining system is different.
Thanks for the tip.
Are you suggesting to insert some small scewdrivers between the quick
connect housing and the plastic sleeve that remains inside and pry inward
towards the fuel filter stem? How does the retainer work? Will prying on the
plastic cause the retainer to unlock? Do I need to push line towards filter
before applying screwdrivers?
I already tried pushing a couple feeler gauges into this location with no
luck in hope to unlock the retainer from the connector wall. I also inserted
a plastic tube around the fuel filter stem and pushed into connector with no
luck in hope to unlock retainer from fuel filter stem.
The retainer works by releasing the plastic tabs inside the
fuel filter housing by way of those tabs that were broken
Yes, that is necessary so that the tabs that are locking
the line into the fuel filter can be released.
Right, that wont work as these retainers have to be pushed
"towards" the fuel line, which is away from the fuel filter itself.
You are thinking of the fuel lines up at the fuel rails on the
engine that need a sleeve pushed along the fuel line to
release it. Different setup.
Good idea! I will try one last time to get the original off.
I take it there is no special tools or precautions when working with the
nylon fuel line. Do you suggest a plastic or metal coupler and/or filter
when connecting to nylon.
This is among the least critical jobs you will do this month -- pretty close
to picking the right brand of toilet paper...
Look over a few inexpensive HP filters at your local Pep Boys, and pick
anything that fits your mental recollection of what's left after you've cut
away the GM-proprietary stuff. If you must add some line, there are cheap
couplers for that. I do this on every car in the family - trivial, honest.
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