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Old 04-14-2012, 05:19 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey guys i got everything ready to install fuel pump, arc 2, hotwire kit but the problem was i got in the back and couldnt unhook the fuel line from the sending unit!! It was rusted and or stuck. I sprayed some pb blaster on there let it sit, still nothing, almost bent the metal line off. Any tips on getting the dang thing off?
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Old 04-14-2012, 05:23 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I can tell ya what I did... lol I cut the hard line and spliced it with some rubber FI hose.
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Old 04-14-2012, 06:01 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I know i'll be tackling this soon, but have you tried ATF & Acetone mix?
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Old 04-14-2012, 06:33 PM   #4 (permalink)
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i got in the back and couldnt unhook the fuel line from the sending unit!!
That's because it doesn't disconnect there!
Neither the hose fitting, nor the "fitting" on the end of the pipe spin. Neither end of the hose spins like a garden hose. You have to get under the car and disconnect the other end of the hose from the hard line just forward of the tank. Once you do that then you can pull the pump assembly, hose and all, out of the tank and put it on a bench were you can get some support on the pipe and turn the hose off the fitting.
Keep in mind that only the small nut on the hard line spins. You need to hold the hose end still with a wrench and spin the hard line nut off. Use a flare nut wrench or you'll destroy the nut. You'll also want to spray down the nut with PB, that bastard's on there tight and years of road crap make it even tougher to get off.
While you have the hose off you might want to find a place that makes hydraulic hoses and ask them to re-build it. They won't have the fittings but with a little coaxing they can cut off the barrel crimps and replace the 20 year old rubber using new crimps and the old fittings.
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That's because it doesn't disconnect there!
Neither the hose fitting, nor the "fitting" on the end of the pipe spin. Neither end of the hose spins like a garden hose. You have to get under the car and disconnect the other end of the hose from the hard line just forward of the tank. Once you do that then you can pull the pump assembly, hose and all, out of the tank and put it on a bench were you can get some support on the pipe and turn the hose off the fitting.
Keep in mind that only the small nut on the hard line spins. You need to hold the hose end still with a wrench and spin the hard line nut off. Use a flare nut wrench or you'll destroy the nut. You'll also want to spray down the nut with PB, that bastard's on there tight and years of road crap make it even tougher to get off.
While you have the hose off you might want to find a place that makes hydraulic hoses and ask them to re-build it. They won't have the fittings but with a little coaxing they can cut off the barrel crimps and replace the 20 year old rubber using new crimps and the old fittings.
Good Luck!
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Haven't tried to install anything else yet, i was bummed out when i couldn't figure out why i couldnt get the fuel line off. Now i know lol.
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lol..Yeah, it's a bit tricky, but once you now the trick it's not too bad. I did the same thing the first time I changed out a fuel pump. I'm sure a lot of people have.
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had same problem when i went to install my fuel pump, apparently my hatch was leaking and water sat on top of tank, had to visit a junk yard and get a tank that was useable.
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I cut my line and replaced it too. OEM replacement hose is close to 100.00 bucks
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Old 04-14-2012, 10:23 PM   #10 (permalink)
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hydraulic hose guy was <$20....
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