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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-13-2012, 01:50 PM Thread Starter
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Fuel Filter Removal Trouble

I've read all the posts. It an't no 15 minute job on mine. I can't insert the disc. tool in far enough on the single line end and I just can't pinch the release pads on the two plastic lines on the other end of the filter. I spent 2 hours under my car and it won't disconnect!
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Push the tool in, you should feel it go deeper into the female end (giggady). Pull the hose out while holding the filter in place.

As for the two clips it's very similar just squeeze the clips and use your free hand to pull the hose out.


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Push the tool in, you should feel it go deeper into the female end (giggady). Pull the hose out while holding the filter in place.

As for the two clips it's very similar just squeeze the clips and use your free hand to pull the hose out.
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You might want to try a different disconnect tool. The first one I bought gave me the same trouble you described. Different brand same size and it popped right off.

Edit: At first I used one of those multi-sized "x shaped" ones. This is what I used that worked like butter.
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Mine isn't that fancy but it's that same concept.


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you probably have to same problems as mine. Chances are you have the tool in far enough but the filter is stuck to rust on the line like mine was. I had to unclip the push ones and then pull like a mad man to get the filter off the line.

The push clips act up aswell and i've broken more than a couple over time. All you can do is push them in, maybe try some brake clean to clean any dirt out. Your can't buy the clips by themselves so try not to break them. If you do brake them you may be able to use a cable tie. I've had to on a trailblazer and it worked great

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Sometimes sand gets trapped inside those clips and if you blow compressed air in there it can clean them out and help them work better.
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