Some early model vehicles do not have quick-connect fuel line fittings. On these vehicles, just make sure to use a back-up wrench on the fuel lines when disconnecting them.
- Properly relieve the fuel system pressure.
- If equipped, slide the dust cover back to access the fuel line fitting.
Grasp both ends of the fitting, Twist the female connector 1 / 4 turn in each direction to loosen any dirt within the fittings. Using compressed air, blow out the dirt from the quick-connect fittings.
- If the fittings are metal, choose the correct size-releasing tool, insert it into the female connector, and then push inward to release the locking tabs. Pull the connector apart.
- It may be necessary to remove rust or burrs from the male end of a quick-connect fitting. If this is the case, use an emery cloth to clean the tube by rotating the cloth in a radial motion.
- Using a clean shop towel, wipe off the male ends of the tube.
- For the plastic type fittings, which are hand releasable, squeeze the plastic retainer release tabs, then pull the connection apart.
- Make sure the connectors are clean
- Push the connectors together until you can hear an audible click, indicating they have locked.
- Once installed, pull on both ends of the connections to make sure they are secure.
- If equipped, slide the fuel fitting dust cover back into place.
- After all lines are connected, crank the engine for a few seconds (if the engine starts, turn it off) and then check for fuel leaks.