Mechanics

FUEL FILTER

1997 Ford Ranger

Engine Mechanical problem
1997 Ford Ranger 4 cyl Two Wheel Drive Manual 93000 miles

I am trying to replace the fuel filter. The hose from the gas tank I disconnected with no trouble. The line going to the engine is metal fitting and I can not see how to disconnect it.

I tried to upload a picture but couldn`t get it to work -- hit the uplaod button and nothing happens
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Kzeimetz
August 31, 2010.




Hi
Is connection round and can you see like a circle spring inside? If yes need fuel line disconnect tool. Parts house will have under $10
Let me know
Thanks for donate

Docfixit
Aug 31, 2010.
The fitting that connects to the out side of the filter is solid metal with the gas hose that goes to the engine crimpted onto it-- I wish I could upload the picture
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Tiny
Kzeimetz
Aug 31, 2010.
Look like this


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/198357_Graphic_592.jpg


Docfixit
Aug 31, 2010.
The fitting to the engine didn`t appear to split like the one in your picture but I finaslly found out what the little plastic tool was for. Put it aroung the shaft of the filter and push it into the body on the gas line steel fitting therefore releasing the holding spring inside,
Thanks for your help

Tiny
Kzeimetz
Sep 2, 2010.
That's what I though it had a garter spring

Docfixit
Sep 2, 2010.

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