Fuel hose busted - and fixed! :)

Discussion in 'General Motoring' started by Philip Nasadowski, Aug 4, 2005.

  1. Well, I got the new hose from saturn and decided to just stick it in
    there tonight.

    Amazingly, you can in fact do this without jacking the car up. You *do*
    need the hose popper tool and a new clip if yours had a clip on the end.

    The brackets drop semi easy with a 10mm deep socket to remove the
    holding bolt. I cut the hose at the S bend part to thread it out both
    ways (this allows you to tug and get space at the rear). feed the
    narrow fitting end through the hole the S bend goes through, before you
    do anything else. Then, I started at back and worked forward - clip the
    hose up *then* connect it. It's pretty obvious once you see how it all

    Obviously, a clean car and jackstands are a big help here. Still, even
    with 2 tool hunting trips, it took a little over 2 hours WITHOUT
    jackstands, assistants, or any light beyond a flashlight...

    Since it has to come out, you might want to replace the gas filter while
    you're at it.....

    This sure beats patching the line (none of the methods I found were
    really great), and it sure beats paying the dealer or a garage to do
    Philip Nasadowski, Aug 4, 2005
  2. Philip Nasadowski

    NapalmHeart Guest

    Good to hear it worked out.

    NapalmHeart, Aug 4, 2005
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