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Old 11-10-2006, 04:42 PM   #1
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I'm tackling the LIM since the internal leak has started to worsen. I'm stumped on disconnecting the fuel lines from the fuel rail. I removed the retainers and the lines slide a little on each other but I didn't want to do any forcing of the issue until I asked for advice.
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If you are talking about disconnecting the fuel lines from the rail you need a special tool. You can go to somewhere like Auto Value and a get a package of multiple size fuel line tools for like $7.
NAPA sells a metal on for something like $25 dollars though. Not worth it if you only need to disconnect 2 lines.

I used 2 small screwdrivers, but it was a struggle, when I pulled the rail off the 00 GTP, but I used the shops tool to remove the 99 rail last night..... easier -yes, worth $20+ -NO.... not to me anyhow. I'd go for the generic multiple size plastic tools for $7'ish.
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Ya, I had the same problem until someone told me not to disconnect them. Simply swing the whole injector tube assembly up and over towards the firewall.
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Thanks for the tip. After I posted, I went back out and could see some internal spring retainers. After trying small screwdrivers for awhile, I realized either it would take a tool to release them or as suggested, I'll just swing them out of the way.
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Keep this post alive and let me know if you run into any other issues and post some pics or a link to the thread.

I'm going to be doing the same thing in a few weeks.
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