Thank you for the suggestions. The tool I purchased was made by Lisle, O'Rielly's Auto Parts: Part # 39400 - see attached picture. Carquest also sells this item - It came as a set of different sizes, all plastic, and stacked on a holder - It looked sort of like a child's Fisher Price toy, each tool was a single part with a slit so that it could be spread over a line. Would seem to work fine if there was another 1/2 inch of exposed line. As time was getting short, and the old pump was no good, I reverted to a more distructive method of removal. I used a small hand saw and cut the hose barbs at the fuel pump to free the fuel lines. Once the tank was out of the truck I then easily removed the hose barbs. The tool, at this point, was easily slipped over the hose barb and pressed into the fitting - I ran a sheetmetal screw into the end of the exposed hose barb just to have something easy to grab while the tool was inserted. I still do not know how this tool would have fit as originally intended. Hopefully I won't ever need to remove a good fuel pump.
Tuesday, March 1st, 2011 AT 1:18 PM