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Removing Factory Fuel Hard Line 2005 Mustang GT

Has anyone ever removed the factory fuel supply line from the drivers side fender well (NOT the spring lock connectors up by the rails, although that is the other side of the line I'm talking about)? I want to pull out the factory hard rubber line and run braided steel straight from the connector on the fenderwell to my fuel rails. I know what adapter I need to use but I'm not sure how to get the connector off. It's a pretty tight area and I can't see it very clearly. The Ford service manual describes it as a quick connect fitting but I don't see anything on the outside of it to press in and pull.


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its there, to make it easier you can take out your driver side inner fender well, then boom! its right in you face and easy to get to


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its there, to make it easier you can take out your driver side inner fender well, then boom! its right in you face and easy to get to

Is not that easy, you must remove the L/F tire, your inner fender and them you see it. But it is still hard due to the lack of room in that area. I replaced my too but it wasn't easy.
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Pretty sure I used a set of these also at some point in time when I pulled mine out. But I also removed the entire system to include the evap and I can't remember what was what. I have a pile of lines and fittings in the basement and none of it makes sense now.

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I had my car mostly in pieces so it was much easier to access through the fender well like the guys said.
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I just put my LT's back on last night, in hind sight I should have waited and done this at the same time since I would have had more room. Oh well, guess it's going to be one of those sweating, pulling, twisting, and swearing exercises until I get it off

[email protected], would you mind taking a peek at the line when you get a chance and see if it has a spring lock connector or what exactly on the end of it? It should be pretty easy to identify that section since it has the big fuel line supply spring lock on one end.

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It has a spring connector, i used one of these :OEM/5/16, 3/8, 1/2, 5/8, 3/4 and 7/8 in. A/C and fuel line disconnect tool set (25052) | Line Disconnect Tool | AutoZone.com

The problem is the lack of space, you can't get your whole hand in there only your fingers. It's a pain but doable.
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Is not that easy
was for me and i did it from the top. it does suck but it can be done

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Did you guys take out your brake fluid reservoir and master cylinder? I was thinking about doing it, seems like it would make it a lot easier to get to all of that. Thanks for the confirmation on the connector type.

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All right, got the stock stuff off but it was a royal PITA. Tried to pop it off with the removal tool for several hours with no luck, even pulled the master cylinder to get to it easier and still no luck. Ended up using a cut off wheel to separate the connector enough to pull it apart.

So, didn't get a good look at what the stock end looked like, before I mangled it anyway. I attached this fitting Russell Performance 640850 - Russell Fuel Rail Fitting Adapters - Overview - SummitRacing.com But, I'm getting fuel leaking when I turn the pump on. I think it's pushed down all the way. Anyone know if you are supposed to reuse the stock o-ring on that connector? I checked the stock end of the factory hard line and I didn't cut it at all, looks good so that's not the problem.

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That should be just fine. I used 640853 which is the black versin and no leaks. It did pop off once though and cost me a tow! I had fuel spilling out the bottom of the car. Luckily no boom! I had the car towed to my garage and I thought it was the fuel filter, but that checked out okay and when I pulled on the braided line under the hood that end just popped off the hard line. I had the intake off before the incident and I think I put an extreme angle on the connector which just had to loosen it enough that the car stil got gas and didn't konk out.

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This is the fuel line that is made for the car. All you have to do is R&R.
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I popped it off last night, there are o-rings built in to the inside of the fitting that make the seal. My problem is that I apparently wasn't as niinja as I had thought I was and found where I nicked the hard line and put a hole in it. I'm going to get one of these Fragola Performance Systems 373060 - Fragola Performance Systems P.T.F.E Hose Assemblies - Overview - SummitRacing.com and just remove the factor line down to the fuel filter. Has a couple added benefits, one being that if the fitting ever does pop off, I leak fuel under the car and not in my engine bay and the other being it's a hell of a lot easier to get to

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I popped it off last night, there are o-rings built in to the inside of the fitting that make the seal. My problem is that I apparently wasn't as niinja as I had thought I was and found where I nicked the hard line and put a hole in it. I'm going to get one of these Fragola Performance Systems 373060 - Fragola Performance Systems P.T.F.E Hose Assemblies - Overview - SummitRacing.com and just remove the factor line down to the fuel filter. Has a couple added benefits, one being that if the fitting ever does pop off, I leak fuel under the car and not in my engine bay and the other being it's a hell of a lot easier to get to
Please, take pictures when you do the install. I am curious as to how you are going to mate all of the lines. thanks.
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No problem, I was going to take pictures already along with my breathers, new hood struts, and the fuel rail pressure sensor swap to the passenger side. I ordered that line this morning, should be here in couple days so I'll get it all in this weekend.

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So here it is. Was a bit worried 60" line wouldn't be long enough but turns out it was plenty. Pulled the stock line all of the way out down to the fuel filter and connected the adapter to the end of it. Then ran the line up the same way the stock one was ran.

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