1997 Ford Explorer changing fuel filter

Tiny
SCOTT.STEVENS@SYMPATICO.C
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  • 1997 FORD EXPLORER
  • 6 CYL
  • 4WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 75,000 MILES
How do I get my old fuel filter off? Is there a special tool to pull the fuel lines out of the old filter?
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Sunday, December 28th, 2008 AT 7:40 PM

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PUSH-CONNECT FITTINGS
Spring Lock Coupling
Release fuel pressure. See FUEL SYSTEM PRESSURE RELEASE . Place indicated spring lock coupler over coupling. See SPRING LOCK COUPLER IDENTIFICATION table. To release female fitting from garter spring, push coupler along tube into coupling. See Fig. 6 .
Pull spring lock coupling apart. Remove coupler from disconnected spring lock coupling. Check for damaged garter spring and "O" rings. Wipe end of lines with clean cloth.
To install, place NEW "O" rings onto tube. Lubricate ends of lines with clean refrigerant oil. Locate White indicator ring (if equipped), which may have slipped down length of tube. Insert White indicator ring into cage of male fitting.
Push fitting together with a slight twisting motion. White indicator ring will pop free of cage to indicate that male fitting is properly seated over flared end of female fitting.
SPRING LOCK COUPLER IDENTIFICATION
ApplicationTool Number
3/8" LineT81P-19623-G1
1/2" LineT81P-19623-G2
5/8" LineT83P-19623-C

Fig. 6: Disconnecting Fuel Lines With Spring Lock Coupler


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Sunday, December 28th, 2008 AT 7:50 PM
Tiny
SCOTT.STEVENS@SYMPATICO.C
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My Explorer does not have spring lock couplers. I've removed the locking clips, (they are friction fit) but I still need to get the male ends of the old filter out of the remale fittings on the fuel line. Do I just pull them out or is there a special way to disengage the filter? They look a wee bit rusty.
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Sunday, December 28th, 2008 AT 9:35 PM

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