2003 Ford Ranger fuel filter removal

Tiny
GRIFTER1959
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  • 2003 FORD RANGER
  • 6 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 98,000 MILES
I tried using the removal tools to remove fuel filter but noticed I can only remove 2 lines and the 3rd line is to close to the filter housing to get the tool under it. Is there a special tool for that one line? Any help would be appreciated since I have not changed this filter since I own this tru new.
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Friday, June 12th, 2009 AT 10:13 PM

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Tiny
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Removing the fuel lines from the filter DOES require a special tool. I made the mistake of buying the universal AC/Fuel line tool - this will not fit the fuel filter. There is another tool - small plastic ring remover available in a couple of sizes. Find the right size for the fuel line connector and use this instead, it should fit over the stem between the connector and filter. The scissor-like aluminum universal tool does not fit.

If you accidentally break the connector, an aftermarket one can be found - but it will take A LOT of searching and will most likely have to be ordered.
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Saturday, June 13th, 2009 AT 9:04 AM

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