Glenn, Reading back, I have no idea what I'm talking about either...let's
see if I can explain myself so another actual person can understand the
OK...I was removing the timing belt cover from a 2.5 Daytona IROC. The
cover was sticking, so I yanked on it. When it suddenly became unstuck, I
managed to put hole in the rubber fuel line, which is located between the
cover and the strut tower (leading to the fuel rail). This line lays in
between two metal lines, each of which has a "collar" which makes a sealed
connection out of both ends of the rubber hose. Next, we cut to me at
AutoZone, having a discussion about fuel line removal tools. The line is
5/16", so the clerk said I needed a $6 metal tool which has a 3/8" and
5/16" end. There were other, more expensive packages containing 5
different sizes. They were plastic looking and had round, "wheel-like"
tops. I hoped I wouldn't be stupid enough to mess up 4 more sizes of fuel
lines on other cars, so I opted for the metal tool. I now, cannot figure
out how to orient the tool to release whatever "teeth" are inside this
collar. There doesn't appear to be any external areas on the collar to
press on. The tool wouldn't fit down inside the collar...I've dug out
quite a bit of the hose from inside the collar, but there's nothing for
the tool to hit, so far. I left the other end alone, leaving about 1 1/2"
of hose sticking up. The hose goes completely through this collar and
sticks out approximately 1/4". There are no washers or o-rings. This has
to be a 5 minute job for the right person...so far, it isn't me. All
brilliant ideas will be humbly accepted...