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Old 08-17-2007, 02:44 PM   #11
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I had to do a similar fix on a fuel filter for a Grand Am. I found the kits at the local Pep Boys. As Don said, getting the hose hot enough to work with can be a pain. I found very careful use of a heat gun worked well. I had to use that anyway to get a sharper bend into the line without kinking it.
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Would it be easier and cheaper to get one at the JY?

Not that I'm the JY or anything.
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Bill, I'll bet that if you got one for a '95 at the junkyard, you could do well with a bidding auction here on BC.
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Thanks for all the advice. I did find the new part from dorman at advanced auto but it would take 2 days for them to ship it. From what i could tell it was just the quick connect and 18" of hose. I don't want to wait that long so I found a JY in town that "supposedly" has a '95. I'm going tomorrow morning to get the quick connect and a foot or so of hose, and I figured i would just use one of the rubber unions and tie the JY piece in with the existing fuel hose (i think it will work just fine and it will be about a 10 minute fix). I'll let you know how it goes and i'll post a picture of the finished masterpiece.

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IIRC even in 95, the other end of the connection is near the strut...if you remove the maxifuse cover and follow the line..it'* right there. Get the whole thing.
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Of course with my luck everything couldn't have been totally smooth. The JY had a Bonneville and I got the part for $1 so that was good, but the line that i ordered from the dealer was actually the return line from the engine to the gas tank so the diameter was smaller. I still used the smaller rubber union and jammed it on the fuel hose ends. I ran the car for about 10 minutes and no signs of leaking or bulging at the union. I'm going to keep a close eye (and nose) on the situation for a week or so and maybe consider replacing the whole line at a later date, but for now it works for me. Here is a picture of the finished product:

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I'll be honest with you....I'd be a little concerned about that rubber push-on connection there if it were me. I'd suggest you get the hard barbed connection, at a minimum, for safety'* sake. The last thing you want is a 3.8L gas torch under the hood.
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55 PSI is alot of pressure to be held back by a piece of rubber and NO CLAMPS!
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Yep! Found it out the hard way. It popped off tonight when i was getting ready to leave a friends house. I guess i'll be looking for that "hard barbed connection." Is that the one from Dorman?
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So i got the end with about 10" of hose from the JY, but where do i get the barbed fitting to attach the new to the old? Does it come as a kit with the connection from Dorman? If so i guess i'll just have to order that, but it seems like it'* going to be tough to get that into the old fuel line. But if that'* what'* got to be done then by God that'* what i'll be doing!!
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