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How can you remove the fuel filter from a 95 Chevy cavilar when you broke the clip off on that side?

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2011-09-13 05:18:07
2011-09-13 05:18:07

You're talking about the side with the quick connector right? If so this same thing just happened to me and heres what I did (it's not pretty). When I climbed under the car I noticed that 1/4 of the plasic connector was already broken. I tried to squeeze the remaining 3 sides and pull off the line but it wouldn't budge so I went down and bought a removal tool but it didn't help at all. Finally after trying for some time I got frustrated and just broke the rest of the plastic connector off. I used a very small screwdriver and some needlenose pliers to pry the rest of the plasic out from inside the connector until I had all of it gone, all the way around. Then I disconnected the fuel line side, popped the filer out of its retaining bracket and yanked on it. I think at one point I even tried to knock it off with a rubber mallet LOL. I finally came off but I still had a small metal clip inside the line that was for the original quick connector. I pulled it out with the needlenose pliers, connected the new filter to the fuel line and then slid the other end onto the quick connector side. Hope that helps.

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