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    Jeep Wagoneer/Commando/Cherokee 1984-1998

    Quick-Connect Fuel Line

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    Removal & Installation



    1988-93 Models

    See Figure 1

    1. Release the fuel system pressure, then separate the quick-connect fuel line tubes at the inner fender panel by squeezing the two retaining tabs against the fuel line. Pull the tube and retainer from the fitting.
    2.  
    3. Remove the two O-rings and the spacer from the fitting. This can be accomplished by using a paper clip or piece of heavy wire bent into an L-shape.
    4.  
    5. Remove the retainer from the fuel tube and discard the O-rings, spacer and retainer.
    6.  



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    Fig. Fig. 1: A common quick connect fuel line used on earlier model vehicles

    To install:
    1. Install the new retainer assembly by pushing it into the quick-connect fitting until it clicks.
    2.  
    3. Grasp the disposable plastic plug and remove it from the replacement fitting. By removing only the plastic plug, the O-rings, spacer and retainer will remain in the fitting.
    4.  
    5. Push the fuel line into the fitting until a click is heard and the connection is complete. Give the fuel line connection a firm tug to verify that it is seated and locked properly.
    6.  

    1994-98 Models
    SINGLE TAB TYPE

    See Figures 2 and 3


    CAUTION
    The O-rings and spacers of this type of fitting are not serviced separately. Do not attempt to repair damaged fuel lines or fittings. If the lines, fittings and O-rings are defective the complete fuel line assembly must be replaced.

    1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
    2.  
    3. Relieve the fuel system pressure as outlined in this section.
    4.  
    5. Clean the fitting of any dirt and grime and press the release on the side of the fitting to release the tab.
    6.  
    7. While pressing the release tab, pry up the pull tab with a screwdriver.
    8.  
    9. Raise the tab until it separates from the fitting and discard the old tab. Disconnect the fitting from the component or line being serviced.
    10.  



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    Fig. Fig. 2: A common single tab type fitting



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    Fig. Fig. 3: Disengaging the single tab type fitting

    To install:
    1. Inspect the line for damage and clean the fitting and lubricate with clean engine oil.
    2.  
    3. Engage the fitting to the line or component it was removed from.
    4.  
    5. Using a new pull tab, push the tab down until it locks into place in the fitting.
    6.  
    7. Verify the fitting is locked in place by pulling on the tube and fitting.
    8.  
    9. Connect the negative battery cable, start the vehicle and check for leaks.
    10.  

    TWO-TAB TYPE

    See Figures 4 and 5


    CAUTION
    The O-rings and spacers of this type of fitting are not serviced separately. Do not attempt to repair damaged fuel lines or fittings. If the lines, fittings and O-rings are defective the complete fuel line assembly must be replaced.

    1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
    2.  
    3. Relieve the fuel system pressure as outlined in this section.
    4.  
    5. Clean the fitting of any dirt and grime.
    6.  
    7. Squeeze the release tabs against the sides of the fitting and pull the fitting from the component or line being serviced.
    8.  

    The plastic retainer will stay on the component being serviced after the fitting has been disconnected.



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    Fig. Fig. 4: A common two-tab type fuel fitting



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    Fig. Fig. 5: Disengaging the two-tab type quick connect fitting

    To install:
    1. Inspect the line for damage and clean the fitting and lubricate with clean engine oil.
    2.  
    3. Engage the fitting to the line or component it was removed from. The connection has been made when a click is heard.
    4.  
    5. Verify the fitting is locked in place by pulling on the tube and fitting.
    6.  
    7. Connect the negative battery cable, start the vehicle and check for leaks.
    8.  

    PLASTIC RETAINER TYPE

    See Figure 6

    This type of fitting can be identified by the use of a full round plastic retainer ring usually black in color.

    1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
    2.  
    3. Relieve the fuel system pressure as outlined in this section.
    4.  
    5. Clean the fitting of any dirt and grime.
    6.  
    7. Release the fitting from the component or line being serviced by pushing the fitting towards the component while pushing the plastic retaining into the fitting. With the plastic ring fully depressed, pull the fitting from the component.
    8.  



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    Fig. Fig. 6: A common plastic retainer ring type fitting

    To install:

    The plastic retainer will stay on the component being serviced after the fitting has been disconnected.

    1. Inspect the line for damage and clean the fitting and lubricate with clean engine oil.
    2.  
    3. Engage the fitting to the line or component it was removed from. The connection has been made when a click is felt.
    4.  
    5. Verify the fitting is locked in place by pulling on the tube and fitting.
    6.  
    7. Connect the negative battery cable, start the vehicle and check for leaks.
    8.  

     
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