Fuel line repair for a '97 with 3.0 - HELP!

Discussion in '1993 - 1997 Ford Ranger' started by RangerAunt, Mar 14, 2012.

  1. RangerAunt

    RangerAunt New Member

    First off, I am a newbie here. My 17 year old niece had to have a Ranger, so her dad bought her this 1997 XLT with a 3.0. It needs a lot of work. She is taking an auto tech class in her senior year and has been coming by my house to work on her truck.

    I got the fuel line disconnect tool for her, but that connector was simply frozen on there. We had 5 different people try to get it off before she cut the line to remove it. Well, now the problem is repairing the line! I got a replacement quick release connector (5/16") from NAPA, but the nipple on the connector is way too big to go on the little high pressure fuel line. It is not that much line, right on the engine side of the fuel filter, before it turns into a steel line. I am thinking of getting a ribbed adapter to tie into the existing high pressure line and just connect the quick release connector to a piece of hose.:rolleyes:

    It has been a long time since I worked on my own vehicle. I'm having fun helping the kid, but this one has me stumped! Am I missing something here? Any input is welcomed. :nuke::scooter:
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  3. doyouquaxu

    doyouquaxu FUUUUUUUUUUUUU

    you could always pull the whole piece of line out of the truck and take it to a hydraulic shop. most should be able to make you fuel safe hoses in any size or shape to fix the problem. i had a similar issue, i took my line to a company named hoseman and they fixed me up right.
  4. cookiemonster

    cookiemonster New Member

    ^ what he said is probably your best best...those connectors have to be pressed into the line and can only really be done with a special tool that most garages Don't have.
  5. ZRanger28

    ZRanger28 Got boost?

    you can push the fitting into the line, its not easy and takes forever. iv done it, actually did it last weekend when i broke the lines off my sending unit.

    they fit like that so its a tight fit. and fuel wont spray out.
  6. OP

    RangerAunt New Member

    Thanks for the input. That's about what I figured. So, coming from the fuel filter to the engine, how long is that line? Does it go all of the way up to fuel injection? If it does, it will be a pain to get off.
  7. ZRanger28

    ZRanger28 Got boost?

    if its anything like my 94, then yes it will go from there to a fuel regulator on the fuel rail. now my fuel lines just unbolt from the regulator and rail. then just fish them out

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