1998 Chevrolet Lumina

Engine Mechanical problem
1998 Chevy Lumina 6 cyl Four Wheel Drive Automatic 149000 miles

I want to replace the fuel pump on my 1998 chevy lumina when I go to remove the fuel pump assembly on top of the fuel tank there is some plastic fuel lines attached and the only way to get them off is to cut them or may be heat them up but in need to know how to get them back on the new fuel pump assembly also.

could I cut them and then use just plain old rubber hose with some clamps.

Heat them so they will streach and come off then heat up again to put back on.

Is heating them up going to cause fire?
June 17, 2008.

If I were you cut them and use the correct size fuel injection hose on it-

Jun 17, 2008.
I would take a closer look at the lines. They should have a disconnect from the pump on top of the tank. DO NOT USE HEAT! That should be common sense. Heat + Gas tank full of fumes = no more you. There should be a type of clip on the end that you can push the sides into and unclip the line. Be careful no to break the line or you'll need to put out more $$. If you don't mind dropping unneccesary cash then by all means cut the lines and replaces with new ends.

Jun 17, 2008.