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Old 10-30-2010, 11:13 AM
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Hi all,
I'm a new member and am in the process of trying to remove my fuel tank to replace the fuel pump. I don't understand how to disconnect the hose connectors. The three plastic hoses don't appear to be fuel lines and i've never seen this type of connector before. Do I need some sort of special tool to disconnect these? Any and all help would definitely be appreciated.
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Looked at my manuals and it'* hard to tell, but looks like it'* a remove the plastic clip, then pull the fuel lines apart at the fitting. No tool is mentioned in the manual. However, if you do need a tool, this write up should tell you what you need. https://www.gmforum.com/mechanical-134/disconnect-fuel-line-283854/
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Hi,Dan,
Thanks for the reply, but that write up tells how to remove fuel lines.The lines I am trying to disconnect are a formed hard looking plastic.I've never encountered this type of connector before.I guess I will take some pictures of them to take to the local parts store for suggestions.

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I'm pretty sure all you'll need are some quick-disconnects.
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If you post up the pictures here we will know what your dealing with. I have a good idea but want to make sure.
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Quick disconnects?
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Does this help?

using your fingers, pinch the two ends of the locking clip together.
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Then gently pull the plastic fuel line from the filter. You may have to twist and squeeze to seperate them.
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Then it will come apart.
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O.K.,
I will take pictures and post them so everyone can see what I'm trying to do more clearly.
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Thanks for everyone'* input on my problem. I had a friend that had been through a fuel tank/fuel pump removal and had all the tools from that project. He came over and helped me pull and re-install the tank.Wow, what a friend!
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How did he finally undo the clips? Was it by hand like the above pictures, or was it a different type of clip. I've seen several different kind like pulling a plastic clip out, to squeezing a clip, to needed special tools.
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