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1999 Mercury Mountaineer Question: fuel filter quick conect is stuck

 

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mbatchman, 5.0L V8, East Weymouth, MA, October 31, 2010, 09:30
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fuel filter quick conect is stuck how to remove i have the quick connect tool but it is stuck on it wont come off

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    October 31, 2010, 10:53
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    These disconnects have a rubber o-ring which gets stuck. I'd say, use the tool and maybe give the connection a drop of penetrating oil and keep trying. Good luck, and don't spray yourself with fuel when it comes apart.

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    Visitor, November 06, 2010, 16:33

    ive try that already it still wont come off

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    DaveJHM, November 06, 2010, 20:54
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    Best suggestion under the circumstances is to get it to a professional that does these several times a day. It's quick and easy for someone with a lift to get up there and remove it with some experience behind them that will keep the fuel line from getting fractured.

    A fractured fuel line is a bad situation...so it's best to elect for the safe bet.

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    November 01, 2010, 01:05
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    And -- use extreme care, because a stuck quick connect is far better than a broken quick connect!

    Good luck!

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