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Old 04-15-2006, 03:07 PM   #1
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Default can i disconnect fuel lines without the special tool?

i am in the middle of changing my fuel filter, or attempting to anyways... i just realized i dont have the tool to disconnect the fuel lines and was hoping there might be an easy way to dinconnect them without the special tool.

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Old 04-15-2006, 03:17 PM   #2
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Default Re: can i disconnect fuel lines without the special tool?

Yes,I used my fingers to pinch them

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Old 04-15-2006, 03:37 PM   #3
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Default Re: can i disconnect fuel lines without the special tool?

that may work. I'm guessing you didn't get the fuel filter from Saturn that includes the tool used to disengage the filter from the hose.

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Old 04-15-2006, 04:16 PM   #4
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Default Re: can i disconnect fuel lines without the special tool?

nope, the only time i ever get parts from the stealership is when autozone doesnt carry it.

my neighbor came home and i just used his disconnect tool, but it didnt work... i actually broke it, one side of it anyways. what a pain in the ass

there is a different size on each end of the tool so i am gonna keep trying with the other side but it doesnt look promising. looks like the filter won't be getting changed after all

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Old 04-15-2006, 05:31 PM   #5
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nope, the only time i ever get parts from the stealership is when autozone doesnt carry it.

my neighbor came home and i just used his disconnect tool, but it didnt work... i actually broke it, one side of it anyways. what a pain in the ass

there is a different size on each end of the tool so i am gonna keep trying with the other side but it doesnt look promising. looks like the filter won't be getting changed after all
LOL...I just went through the same dilema last night. I thought I had the little plastic toy to disconnect the fuel line from the engine, but after I got everything else off, I realized I didn't. I tried making one out of stiff plastic and some metal flashing, but to no avail....ended up putting it all back together and going to Autozone and paying $10 for a set of hose disconnectors (diff size fuel lines and A/C lines). Couldn't belive it was $10 for a few little simple peices of plastic when I only paid $20 for a new compression testing gauge at the same store!

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Old 04-15-2006, 06:31 PM   #6
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Default Re: can i disconnect fuel lines without the special tool?

i was changing the oil and spark plugs too so at least i got something done.

maybe i will just pay someone to do it, if i have to buy the tool and do all the work to get it out i might as well save myself the trouble and just pay someone else, it looks like a real pain anyways

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Old 04-15-2006, 10:16 PM   #7
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Default Re: can i disconnect fuel lines without the special tool?

I used two small screwdrivers on each "pin". Got one pin started (pushed out to where it wouldn't be "clicked" in place) and then pushed the other one while separating the line from the clip with my thumb. Not a big deal.

Just make sure you have relieved all of the fuel pressure and have something to soak up all of the gas that will come out. I did it in about 20 minutes.

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