Replacing fuel pump/special tool for putting on the metal ring

Tiny
LINNEX MILES
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  • 2003 CHEVROLET IMPALA
  • 3.4L
  • 6 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 200,000 MILES
I am about 75% done. I have replaced the fuel pump in my car. I have already remove the fuel pump, and put in the replacement. The problem that I am running into is, that with new o-ring, the metal ring deal used to fasten the seal is proving quite a challenge in pressing down and turning clockwise. Is there a special tool or something that I can use as this is proving to be a pain in the butt? I supplied pictures for visual reference.
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Wednesday, March 15th, 2017 AT 6:15 PM

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Tiny
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You are right. It can be hell with the new o-ring. I usually use the old one to make it a little easier to get caught. It also help to spread some dielectric grease on the seal. There are no special tools to make it any easier though.
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Wednesday, March 15th, 2017 AT 6:22 PM

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