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Unread 04-25-2010, 10:09 AM   #1
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How to remove the fuel line connecting to fuel rail

I am in the process of replaing the fuel injector on my 99 XJ 4.0. I already moved the clip securing the fule line to fuel rail. But How to disconnect fuel hose from the fuel rail. It seems pretty tight and I don't want to break anything.

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Unread 04-25-2010, 11:27 AM   #2
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Buy a fuel line and transmission line disconnect tool set from the parts store. Or, I had better luck with cutting a 1" wide strip of coffee can, rolling it into a circle and using that instead. The 1997-2001 fuel line is held on by 3 or 4 "claws" that need to be gently squeezed, by pressing inward, with the disconnect tool.

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Unread 05-30-2012, 09:01 AM   #3
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x2 on the coffee can trick...

I used a piece of roofing flashing. Worked perfectly.
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Unread 11-21-2012, 11:10 AM   #4
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Any other tips on this? I cut some coffee can to fit in there and pulled into it with the disconnect tool but I can't get the damn thing to budge. :-\
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