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How to Remove Fuel Lines from Tank

What do I have to do to remove the fuel lines going to the sending unit on a stock 2006 F350 diesel? Thanks
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i just had to use a flat head and popped them off i believe.


oh well, i have a map to the darkside

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I got them there is a blue tab on the one and a white tab on the other you have to simply push them in and pull them off, but they are a PITA to get off. I phoned the ford dealer and talked to the tech he said to do this he said to make sure not the wreck them because you have to replace the whole line.
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its easily done using a tool like these (available at nearly any auto parts store)

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Your fuel lines should have little plastic buttons you need to press and then pull the line off. If you have the tools shown above which are for the internal clip designs, these can be used to aid in removal also.

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Let me say one thing, that design is great on paper, but if you live somewhere where there is snow, ice, salt, etc. good luck. I tried on my girlfriends old Explorer, fuel filter, with PB Blaster and nothing. I had my buddy do it and they had a time even on a lift trying to get them apart. Just a little rant, Chris

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its easily done using a tool like these (available at nearly any auto parts store)

I think they work great


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The quick connect tools are definately the way to go on any of those type of connections. For the few dollars it cost to buy them, you save yourself lots of headache and time... Also leaving more time for "relaxation" at the end.

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