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Old 01-16-2012, 02:37 PM   #11
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Yes, that "should" be how to separate them. That I know. It'* just that they won't. I have a feeling that there is so much rust inside the fitting where the plastic clip is that I cannot fully compress it enough to release the line.

I'm going to yank the pump assembly and set it in my vice and see what I can do. Kinda hard to do much with the entire tank moving around when I try and disconnect it.

Good to know about the o-rings. I guess it'* just like the ends up front on the fuel rails that like to leak when you look at them funny. Might just talk to a couple local places and see what I can have made up.
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Old 01-17-2012, 01:02 PM   #12
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Exact same thing happened to my 95, drove to work and afterwards no start. Did all the test and turns out the fuel pump just fizzled out. pulled out the tank and those damn connectors gave me a fit too! I used pb blaster and a air hose and yanked the crap out of them to get them off, turns out the metal lines end flares where rusty, I suggest going to NAPA and getting the new o-rings and a fuel filter when you put it back together.
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Lol, well at least I'm not the only one. I've never had a fuel pump just up and die. I'll try the PB Blaster trick and see what happens. Worked good on getting the straps loose (which are 99% rust free).

I'll def. be getting a new filter while I'm there and o-rings are a must. I've had o-rings leak on the fuel rail before and it'* not a fun sight to see fuel boiling on top of the LIM. I just have to be sure to turn the filter and not the nut on the end of the line or I'll be twisting that off as well. Been there, done that.

One thing I did notice is that when I moved the tank out of my way last night and stood it up on end, there sounds to be a bunch of junk in it (almost sounded like gravel, lol). I assume this is rust and whatnot. Is there a good way to clean this out at home or do I have to take it to a shop and have it cleaned?
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I would try shop vac.
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no shop vac. the dirt can cause static electricity and can ignite the vapors, i would try to rinse it out best i can, outside. the pump has a strainer to prevent dirt, i wouldnt be too worried about a little bit thats left.
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yeah, not good on the vac idea. I'll just rinse and leave it.

I did manage to get the nylon lines loose last night w/o destroying them. Anyone know where to get the proper set of o-rings for these? Dealer maybe?

The plastic clips survived so I'll just reuse those unless someone has a convincing argument against it.
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Plastic clips should be fine. The o rings you could take down to the parts store and match up.
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Well apparently the Napa, Autozone and OReillys around here don't have a dam thing for this. Napa only had a small set of 4 and the 1st old oring I pulled out was too large. I am running out of time on this thing. I'm thinking about just sticking the lines back on it and crossing my fingers that it won't leak. I would obviously check it after reinstall, but I have wasted hours and hours looking for a unicorn and I'm about done. It'* either that or I just get a whole new line assembly, which is still cheaper than buying the Dorman fuel line kit that lists for $160+. Anyone actually gotten away with reusing their old lines/o-rings and not had a problem?
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could be my own poor luck but more often than not it leaks for me. i tried replacing the filter on my old 03 monte, it was maybe a couple years old and that leaked trying to reuse it.
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That would be my luck and I'd rather not tempt the fates. Guess I'll try again to find some o-rings. Worst case I'll just replace the whole line to get em. Having hernia surgery on Tues. and will not be able to lift 50lbs for 3 months (minimum) so I was hoping I could get it back together before then but it looks like I've run out of time. Sucks being your own mechanic sometimes, lol..
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