Honda - Accord Prelude 1996 2000

Clamped Fittings

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



The conventional clamped fitting is used when a flexible hose is installed over a fitting and clamped in place. This type of fuel fitting is found in a variety of locations and sizes throughout the vehicle, such as the fuel filler neck and Evaporative Canister hoses. The flexible fuel hose is installed over a fitting with a clamp to secure the hose to the fitting. The clamp is either spring loaded and released using a pliers, or mechanically tightened, requiring a screwdriver or related tool to loosen or tighten.

To remove a clamped type fitting, perform the following:

  1. Release the clamp's tension and slide the clamp off the section of hose that is attached to the fitting.
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  3. Carefully slide the hose off the fitting.
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To install:

  1. Carefully slide the hose over the fitting.
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  3. Center the clamp over the middle of the section of hose covering the fitting.
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  5. Release the clamp or tighten as necessary.
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Fig. The mechanically tightened clamp should be centered on the fitting and properly secured. Use care to not overtighten



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Fig. The spring-loaded clamp is released by using flat-nosed pliers to squeeze the tabs together and slide the clamp off the clamped portion of the fitting

 
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