GM Camaro/Firebird 1993-1998 Repair Guide

Quick-Connect Fittings

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



See Figures 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6

This procedure requires tool J37088 or an equivalent fuel line quick-connect separator.



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Fig. Fig. 1: Quick-connect fuel line fitting removal and installation

  1. Grasp both sides 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 at the end of the fittings.
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Fig. Fig. 2: Before disconnecting any fuel lines, make sure to clean all the dirt from around the fittings (see arrows)


CAUTION
Safety glasses MUST be worn when using compressed air to avoid eye injury due to flying dirt particles!

  1. For plastic (hand releasable) fittings, squeeze the plastic retainer release tabs, then pull the connection apart.
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  3. For metal fittings, choose the correct size tool for the fitting to be disconnected. Insert the proper tool into the female connector, then push inward to release the locking tabs. Pull the connection apart.
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Fig. Fig. 3: For metal fittings, insert the tool into the female connector ...



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Fig. Fig. 4: ... then push inward to release the locking tabs and pull the connection apart



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Fig. Fig. 5: View of the female connector (A) and O-ring seal (B), once the line is disconnected

  1. If it is necessary to remove rust or burrs from the male tube end of a quick-connect fitting, use emery cloth in a radial motion with the tube end to prevent damage to the O-ring sealing surfaces. Using a clean shop towel, wipe off the male tube ends. Inspect all connectors for dirt and burrs. Clean and/or replace if required.
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To install:
  1. Apply a few drops of clean engine oil to the male tube end of the fitting.
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  3. Push the connectors together to cause the retaining tabs/fingers to snap into place.
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  5. Once installed, pull on both ends of each connection to make sure they are secure.
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Fig. Fig. 6: Always be sure the fuel lines are routed properly. Improper routing can become a fire hazard

 
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