Quest 1995-1996

Removal & Installation


Duck Bill Clip Or Steel Push Connect Fitting

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Fig. A fuel line disconnect tool is required to properly separate a duckbill clip fitting

  1. A special tool is available from Ford and other manufacturers for removing the retaining clips. Use Ford Tool T90T-9550-S or equivalent. If the tool is not on hand, go on to step 2. Align the slot on the push connector disconnect tool with either tab on the retaining clip. Pull the line from the connector.
  3. If the special clip tool is not available, use a pair of narrow 6-inch slip-jaw pliers with a jaw width of 0.2 in (5mm) or less. Align the jaws of the pliers with the openings of the fitting case and compress the part of the retaining clip that engages the case. Compressing the retaining clip will release the fitting, which may be pulled from the connector. Both sides of the clip must be compressed at the same time to disengage.
  5. Inspect the retaining clip, fitting end and connector. Replace the clip if any damage is apparent.
  7. Push the line into the steel connector until a click is heard, indicating the clip is in place. Pull on the line to check engagement.