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Old 07-17-2010, 07:53 AM   #1
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Started the project of replacing the fuel pump on the 1999 Bravada. Things going well- frozen strap removed by bolt cutters. Went to pull the filler and vent rubber hoses held on by clamps from the tank. Loosened and moved the clamps- but unable to pry off the hoses. I can turn them, but they don't want to budge.

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Do you have a big pair of Channel Locks? If not, try inserting a flat head screw driver between the hose and tank flange to stretch the hose a little. I had the same trouble getting mine off.
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Thanks, I will look into the channel locks. Was trying not to damage the hoses, but I see what you are saying...
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Yea, after those hose clamps have been on the hoses for a long time, it compressed the hose itself almost like a built in clamp. That'* what makes them difficult to remove.
I have used Channel locks to squeeze the hose right after the tank flange if you can't wedge a screwdriver under the hose. It helps to play the "Mission Impossible" theme while working on these hoses.
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I: made the mistake of cutting my fuel filler hoses when i replaced the filler neck. low and behold you cant go to the parts store and buy fuel filler hose. My mechanic told me i had to use "FUEL GRADE HOSE" or else it would corrode and clock my fuel injectors. finally i was able to find some at Filler Neck Supply Co.
the stuff was correct and it only took 2 days to get.
here is a link
http://www.fillernecksupply.com
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