Fuel filter removal

Discussion in '1993 - 1997 Ford Ranger' started by rangerider, Feb 20, 2009.

  1. rangerider

    rangerider shadetree

    I have a Ford quick disconnect tool and know how to use it.
    But as hard as I try I can not get the front line to disconect from the fuel filter. After me I had the guys at the oil change give it a shot.
    No deal..

    I have been resisting the instinct to just cut it off...but don't know how much longer I can resist..... :mad:

    I ideas??
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  3. Bill

    Bill New Member

    Am assuming the quick disconnect is of the full garter spring type. I find myself as I am pulling on the fuel line I tend to pull on the tool also. Not good, push the tool toward the line as you pull on the fuel line away from the filter. We have to keep the tool pressed against the beading of the filter so the spring will go over it. Another problem I have is noticed is the line has to come out straight not at any angle what so ever.
  4. OP

    rangerider shadetree

    Thanks Bill
    I have changed these filters dozens...nay hundreds of times.
    Have had some minor problems before but nothing like this.

    I'll either cut and splice or replace....or.....AUGH have the dealer deal with it.
  5. Bill

    Bill New Member

    AUGH, I hear you, good luck. The spring must be damaged. Something is wack O.
  6. OP

    rangerider shadetree

    WACK O for sure... I let you know the outcome.
  7. OP

    rangerider shadetree

    Must have been there a long time. even after I surgically removed it I could not get it off the line..like it was rust welded on.

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