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Unread 11-24-2008   #1 (permalink)
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Default How to remove spring lock coupling on fuel line

I was just wondering how to remove this lock coupling. Ive got the tool but when i press in on the spring i still cant get the lines to disconnect. Any help is appreciated, thanks.
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While pressing the tool in,push the line towards the tool...then the line should pull off.
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Unlock the safety piece, and stick the third fuel line tool (the one that fits as close to same dia when pinched close as the fuel line coupling) You will need to wiggle it in there and you will also have to press very firmly while you do so. You may try wd40 to get the rust and dirt off the spring that holds the fitting together. Sometimes they are a real b*tch, but w/ enough manuvering you will get it, then pull apart once you force the tool in past the spring.
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Yea it is not cooperating at all. I press the toll in and feel it press the spring in but then i pull as hard as i can and nothing. The only thing is that maybe im not pulling enough so im gonna have my dad give it a shot tomorrow. Its just frustrating cause it seems so simple. Thanks for the info, really appreciate it.
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You will have to give it a push forward before it will let go. The pulling apart is not the tuff part the release of the spring is! Try getting the tool under the spring and then seperate the tool and turn while pushing the coupling into itself. This will let the spring go behind the lip that it would normally sit in front of.
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Oh ok, I gotcha. Well im gonna hopefully try again tomorrow after school and ill post if i get it off or not. Thanks a ton.
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Sometimes you'll need an extra hand to do that, and a little wrestling with it.
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I was wondering the same thing. I'll give this a try
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Okay, I know this thread is really old, but the fittings are still the same! An easy way to disconnect the Ford fuel line fittings without using a tool...

While holding the fuel that pulls out of the fitting, put slight pressure in the OUT direction, like you're trying to disconnect the fitting. The key is, only put SLIGHT pressure. While holding pressure on the line, with a small screwdriver (I used a 1/8" blade) run the screwdriver underneath the spring and slowly go around the fitting. The pressure on the hose will hold the spring out as you go around. Once you've gone around the spring, the fitting should separate.

I didn't have a tool and tried using different things as my own "special" tool, but nothing worked. I decided to try it with a screwdriver and it came apart the first time in about three seconds!

Good luck...
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