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not FE but Ford, trying to get fuel filter of '03 Sport Trac....

January 11 2018 at 3:58 PM

Larry Hampton  (Login 1320lane)
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I've soaked it with PBlaster and I can spin it. I've bought and used 5 different removal tools, breaking 1. I know I have to push in before seating tool and pulling, looking at the depth of the cup on the line, I believe I'm fully seating the tool, but it still won't come out. It's the output running to the engine, not the input or, I guess the return, those two I got off. They have the fitting with the button you press, the front has the metal clip that goes around the line and snaps onto the filter discharge and inserts into the line opening.

I've heard of guys cutting off the old line at the filter and using hose and hose clamps on the new filter, but I'd like to use that as a last resort.

 
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Dave B
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Re and Re Fuel filter

January 11 2018, 5:41 PM 

We've done loads of em .
Usually as you have done you Lube the o ring install the little nylon tool in the proper diameter and presto it's released.
I have however found some reluctant brides and have borrowed a helper to force the line back toward the filter
While turning the tool and it usually works by the 2or third try!
Give her a shot but remember rotate the little nylon tool while the line is fully compressed and she should release.
It could be worse you could be trying to get the filter off an older Mopar minivan and break the dumbass plastic line off the fuel pump module ask me how I know!
Regards
Dave B

 
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