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Old 03-02-2011, 06:48 PM   #1
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SO before I break something. How do I get the quick connect off a 99 Malibu Fuel Filter.
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Is it the black outside with a white inside? If so, you squeeze the white part together, push in a little on the fitting, then then pull apart.
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it'* metal with a black piece that has 4 tabs on it. I can't see any white pieces.

Looks easy here but when I try to press any tabs in there is no play.
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Try pushing the fitting on to the filter a bit more, then squeeze. If it'* metal then you may need a fuel line tool. Those can be picked up cheep enough at autozone or advance auto.
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yeah I was pressing with a bit of force. I was looking for a tool but nothing that would fit. Only about 1/4" between the fitting and fuel filter.
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I can't clearly see the fitting in that picture.
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Dan:
Yeah it doesn't have the white clips like our filters do.

I guess I'll just have to go out and play around more when it gets warmer.
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